Four African footballers make Fifa 20 Ligue 1 Team of the Season

Lille's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen (L) celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Brest at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, northern France on December 6, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

EA SPORTS have released the Team of the Season (TOTS) for French Ligue 1 in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team and it’s full of impressive-looking players.

Making the list are Lille star Victor Osimhen, Monaco attacker Islam Slimani, Nice right-back Youcef Atal and Reims centre-back Yunis Abdelhamid.

The quartet join PSG stars Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti, Marquinhos and Lyon duo Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay in the 20-man selection that was released on Friday.

Following an impressive season after scoring 13 goals and providing four assists in the French top-flight, Osimhen has been rewarded with an improved overall rating of 93 in Fifa 20.

The Nigerian winger shares the highest rating of pace (99) with Mbappe while Neymar and Atal come second with a pace rating of 98.

Algerian Striker Slimani also enjoyed a fine campaign for AS Monaco last season, bagging nine goals and laying on seven assists. The Leicester City forward, who joined Monaco season-long loan earned himself an upgraded overall stat of 90.

Slimani’s Algeria countryman, Youcef Atal, was on the list despite struggling with a knee injury since last December. Before that, the 24-year-old had featured 13 league matches for Metz in Ligue 1, registering a goal and an assist.

Atal has been rewarded with an overall rating of 92.

Morocco’s Abdelhamid enjoyed an impressive season with Reims, playing every minute of his team’s matches, helping them to finish sixth in the Ligue 1 standings. and netting three goals in the process.

The 32-year-old’s goal include the match-winning effort that gave Reims a 1-0 home victory over Montpellier on October 19.

Abdelhamaid has been rewarded with a rating of 89.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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