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Finidi named in La Liga’s African Best XI

Former Real Betis star, Finidi George, has been named among the all-time African Best XI footballers in the Spanish La Liga.

In a list compiled by SuperSport and posted along with a video on their Twitter handle, the former winger was the only Nigerian who made the cut in a selection largely dominated by the Cameroonians (4).

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Finidi joined the Andalusian club in 1996 from Dutch giants Ajax and was amazing in his first season, helping the side to fourth place on the log.

The 49-year-old also helped the Spanish club reach the final of the Copa del Rey in his debut season but his goal was not enough to prevent them from a 3-2 extra-time defeat to Barcelona.

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Finidi scored an impressive 38 goals in 130 matches during his four-year spell with the Green and White before making a switch to Mallorca.

Other top African stars on the list include Cameroonian goalkeeper Jacque Songo’o who played for Deportivo La Coruna, Lauren Etame Meyer (Cameroon/Mallorca), Noureddine Naybet (Morocco/Deportivo), Djene Dakonam (Togo/Getafe) and Alan Nyom (Cameroon/Getafe).

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Others are Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast/Barcelona), Seydou Keita (Mali/Barcelona), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon/Barcelona), Benni McCarthy (South Africa/Celta Vigo) and Frederic Kanoute (Mali/Sevilla).

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