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Africa’s greatest defenders who never won the Afcon - Read to know now


Probably the best protector, Auxerre dominated with Auxerre in France, and furthermore addressed both Milan monsters—AC and Inter. 

Notwithstanding storing up 42 covers for the Super Eagles, and including in two World Cups, he never got his hands on Africa's greatest prize. 

The protector was an Olympic gold medallist in 1996, however the nearest he at any point went to the Afcon was an other participants decoration in 2000. 

It is safe to say that he is the best African safeguard never to win the Nations Cup? Here are five different plugs who may merit this to some degree questionable award. 


Kuffour was brought to Europe by Torino matured only 13 in the wake of playing junior football in his local Ghana. 

Seemingly the best African protector ever, he won the 2001 BBC African Footballer of the Year grant and went through 12 effective years with Bayern Munich, where he won six group titles and four German Cups. 

He's maybe best associated with separating in tears following Manchester United's two late objectives to seal a 2-1 success over Bayern in the 1999 Uefa Champions League last. 

He highlighted in the 2006 World Cup for the Black Stars. 

Medhi Benatia 

Scarcely any African place backs of this age have flourished at three of Europe's greatest clubs, yet Benatia dominated at AS Roma, Bayern Munich and Juventus. 

He won five alliance titles in a five-year time span across Germany and Italy, and was additionally named in the Caf Team of the Year on four events. 

Be that as it may, in spite of just barely entering his 30s, he picked to stop European football for Al-Duhail in 2019, and hasn't addressed the Morocco public group since. 


Probably the most tasteful safeguard at any point to rise out of Africa, Naybet was once needed at Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson, and wouldn't have watched strange in that ritzy side. 

He won La Liga with Deportivo La Coruna in 2000, and included for Morocco in two World Cups, yet never secured the African crown. 

The middle back was dispensed with in the First Round of the African Legends Cup of Nations. 


Algeria robust Bougherra addressed Algeria multiple times, and was likewise compelling as the Fennecs arrived at the World Cup in both 2010 and 2014. 

Motivating everyone around him with coarse exhibitions from the back, the middle back addressed Rangers for a very long time—winning a triplet of Scottish titles—yet was always unable to win the Nations Cup. 

The nearest he came was the semi-last in 2010. 


The twin sibling of Egypt extraordinary Hossam Hassan, Ibrahim was additionally a legend by his own doing and prevailed upon 100 covers for the Pharaohs. 

He addressed the North Africans at the 1990 World Cup, yet was powerful sad in that he passed up the 1998 Nations Cup, regardless of appreciating a 14-year global vocation.

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