Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid have hailed Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey's inclusion in the 2018 Caf's best eleven players.
Partey's fine form for both club and country last year have been rewarded accordingly with a place in the team of the year.
He joins Salah, Mane and Aubameyang as well as Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita and Tottenham full-back Serge Aurier in the Team of the Year.
Following the announcement at an awards gala held in Dakar, Senegal, Atletico posted on their twitter page " 👥🌍 Our midfielder @Thomaspartey22 has made @CAF_Online’s Africa Best XI 2018 🏆 🇬🇭 🔝 Well done! 👏"
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 8, 2019
Thomas Partey won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid last season but failed to play at the 2018 World Cup with Ghana.