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Thursday, 20 June, 2002, 12:29 GMT 13:29 UK
Africa's World Cup XI
The BBC African World Cup XI
What do you think of the BBC's choice?
The BBC have selected their choice of the best African players of the 2002 World Cup.

Unsurprisingly, the team is dominated by seven Senegalese players.

The Lions of Dakar were the only African side to make it out of the group stages.

Nigeria contributes two players - Joseph Yobo and Isaac Okoronkwo, with Cameroon and South Africa having one each.

There is no place, however, for Jay Jay Okocha or Henri Camara, and no Tunisian player made the list.

But what do you think of our team?

Who would be in your African World Cup 11?

Here are some of your views...

I'm happy with the selection but I would pick Senegal's Henri Camara instead of Nigeria's Joseph Yobo.

Emmanuel Muga, Tanzania

I'll go for Jay-Jay Okocha in place of Salif Diao and Julius Aghahowa should be picked over Samuel Eto'o.

Yinka, Togo

That is an almost perfect line-up. This line-up would have gone to as far the finals proper.Just one question - Where is Rigobert Song?. I hope Jay Jay Okocha is wearing jersey number 12 of your team.

I'm not surprised at your exclusion of Henri Camara. He is not so classic and sometimes lacks imagination when it matters most.

Jones M. Ilukena, Zambia

I think Ike Shorounmu should be in goal and Okocha should be in midfield in place of Diao. Aghahowa would also be a better choice than Eto'o.

Kunle Olomo, a Nigerian in the USA

The team seems to have a great selection of the best african player but I feel Henri Camara was denied a fair chance to make it into this team.

A team without Camara is like a flower without a scent.

Sal Ismail, Eritrea

Though Cameroon faltered it does not mean that they only deserve one spot in the African XI. I would replace Salif Diao with Geremi Njitap and Khalilou.Fadiga with Bafana Bafana's Sibusiso Zuma.

Tony, a Cameroonian in the USA

This selection is really an immature choice. We are all proud of what Senegal did at the World Cup but Africa has many great players who can form a much better team.

Sayed Allam, an Egyptian in the USA

How can the BBC select the Africa XI without Jay Jay Okocha? He is the best player in Africa!

Tosin, USA

Quinton Fortune (South Africa) and Jacques Songo'o (Cameroon) should be out there.

Atenyi, USA

Right choice. I agree 100%


How on earth could Jay Jay Okocha be left out of the team? The BBC's choice should be called Senegal World Cup XI not Africa's. Lucas Radebe can't be in that team. Its just a joke.

Lesego Toro,Botswana

I think Bill Tchato of Cameroon should replace Omar Daf at the left full back position.

Che, USA

No matter who you pick for that team, Okocha is one of the greatest midfielders in the world.If you replace Salif Diao with Okocha , I will give my full support to the list!

Sean Abari, Ghana

Jay Jay Okocha must be included! If there's no Jay Jay, there's no Team Africa! Seriously now, come on! Who'll believe your list if he is excluded?

Edore, Nigeria

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