Mohamed Elneny has been named in the AFCON Team of the Tournament after helping his Egypt side to a penalty shoot-out away from the title.
The midfielder played a key role for the Pharaohs over the past weeks, and was unlucky to have seen his side defeated in the worst way possible when Sadio Mane placed his spot-kick beyond the Egyptian goalkeeper to seal the victory 4-2 on penalties, having played out the 90 minutes without a goal.
Elneny’s performances have now been credited with a place in the Team of the Tournament, alongside fellow Premier League stars Edouard Mendy, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
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Elneny has always been a consistent performer, and while Nicolas Pepe may be disappointed at having missed out in the team of the tournament after a string of top performances, losing out to Salah and Mane is no big deal.