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Four Africans shine in Ligue 2 typical team of the season

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The 2023-2024 campaign in French Ligue 2 has seen the emergence of four African football talents who have etched their names into the annals of the league’s history. Ali Abdi, Alexandre Mendy, Himad Abdelli, and Ilan Kebbal have been recognized for their exceptional contributions, earning coveted spots in the typical team of the season.

As the curtains draw to a close on the Ligue 2 championship, the spotlight shines brightly on these four players, whose prowess and dedication have garnered widespread acclaim among fans and peers alike.

Their inclusion in the prestigious eleven-day squad of the season, as designated by the players of the division themselves, adds a crowning touch to their stellar performances throughout the campaign.

Leading the charge in the forward line is Alexandre Mendy, whose prolific goal-scoring exploits have been nothing short of remarkable.

The Guinean international, topping the league’s scoring charts with an impressive tally of 21 goals in 37 appearances, rightfully claims his place as the linchpin of the attacking unit in the typical team.

Joining Mendy in the lineup is his Caen teammate, Ali Abdi, whose dynamic displays from the left flank have earned him widespread acclaim.

The Tunisian defender, showcasing his offensive prowess with nine goals in 33 matches, exemplifies the potency of Caen’s attacking arsenal.

Himad Abdelli, hailing from Algeria, adds further firepower to the midfield ranks with his commanding performances for Angers.

With three selections for the Greens and pivotal contributions of nine goals and two assists in 34 appearances, Abdelli has been instrumental in Angers’ impressive second-place finish.

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Completing the quartet of African talents is Ilan Kebbal, representing Paris FC, whose stellar season has been characterized by his instrumental role in the team’s attacking endeavors.

The Algerian playmaker’s remarkable tally of 17 goal involvements, comprising six goals and eleven assists in 36 Ligue 2 outings, underscores his significance to Paris FC’s campaign.

As these four African stars bask in the glory of their achievements, their presence in the Ligue 2 typical team of the season serves as a testament to their talent, dedication, and enduring impact on the French football landscape.

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