Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus and Thomas Partey have been named in the CAF Best XI for 2023, alongside Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, who was crowned the King of African Football at the awards ceremony held in Marrakech, Morocco.

Kudus, who plays for West Ham in the English Premier League, scored 18 goals in all competitions for Dutch club Ajax last season and also netted twice for Ghana at the 2022 World Cup. His impressive form earned him a move to the Premier League, with West Ham paying over 40 million euros to secure his services.

Partey, who plays for Arsenal, was instrumental in the Gunners’ strong performances last season, helping them finish second in the Premier League table. He was named in the CAF Best XI along with Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana, who was selected ahead of Morocco’s Yassine Bounou, who was named CAF’s best goalkeeper on the night.

Other players included in the CAF Best XI are Achraf Hakimi, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, and Victor Osimhen. This recognition caps off a remarkable year for both Kudus and Partey, who have consistently shown their exceptional talent on the international stage.