These names are not well known in the football world. But, it took the 2018 World Cup to show off their talents. Here are for you the top 10 of the best African defenders of the 2018 world.
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)
In Naples where he evolves, the Senegalese managed to seduce Maradona, the idol of the Neapolitan club. It contributes greatly to solidify the defensive hinge of the teranga lions
Ali Maâloul (Tunisia)
He plays at CS Sfax, the club of his hometown. He is not just a defender, but a defender who scores. He has 16 goals on his clock.
Mehdi Benatia (Morocco)
Benatia is the captain of the Moroccan selection. His experience is an indisputable asset in his selection.
Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt)
It is in Serie A with the Fiorentina that he breaks out in his career. He is indisputable holder in West Bromwich where he evolves. This is a real asset for the Pharaohs.
Kenneth Omuero (Nigeria)
Kenneth had great victories with the Super Eagles. At only 24 years old. He managed to capture Chelsea’s attention.
Syam Ben Youssef (Tunisia)
The Tunisian defender has a beautiful corpulence. A stature that allows him to win. With 44 caps, but he came off injury in the lost match against Belgium.
Kara Mbodj (Senegal)
After an injury, Kara Mbodj had made a comeback to the World Cup and was in great shape
Nabil Dirar (Morocco)
Versatility is one of the qualities recognized by Nabil Dirar. He has a nice ball of foot and his place in selection is always assured.
Ahmed El Mohamedy (Egypt)
Argentine coach Héctor Cuper is very appreciative of Egyptian defender Ahmed El Mohamedy. The rearguard of the Pharaohs is also based on this player.