Respected French journalist Patrick Juillard has shockingly excluded Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan from his Africa Best XI of the past decade.
Also, the controversial list does not include Kolo Toure, strikers Samuel Eto'o Fils and Didier Drogba.
Juillard, who writes for Foot365 Afrique and also consults for Radio France International, picked midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah and assigned him to a left back role.
Gyan's omission raises eyebrows after his explosive performances and becoming Africa's all-time leading scorer in FIFA World Cup history with six goals.
He was also consistent and scored in all but one (Egypt 2019 ) of the six Africa Cup of Nations tournamaents he played in.
Juillard opted for latter day strikers Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mané and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
Africa Best XI:
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)- Ahmed Fathy (Egypt), Mehdi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana)-Yaya Touré (Cote d'Ivoire), Obi Mikel (Nigeria)-Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) Sadio Mané (Senegal)-Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (Gabon).