2016 Pays Iwobi and Iheanacho : GLO-CAF Awards
The Confederation of African Football announced the African XI on their website on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night's Glo-CAF Awards in Abuja.
All three stars are named as the forwards of Africa's Finest XI, while Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Oyango is the goalkeeper.
In defence are Ivory Coast and Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly; Aymen Abdenour of Tunisia and Valencia; Joyce Lomalisa of DR Congo and AS Vita; and Serge Aurier of Ivory Coast and Paris Saint Germain.
Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe and Mamelodi Sundowns, Rainford Kalaba of Zambia and TP Mazembe and Keegan Dolly of South Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns make up the midfield.
While there are no Nigerians in the African XI, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City and Alex Iwobi of Arsenal were considered good enough as substitutes alongside the likes of Algeria and Leicester City's Islam Slimani, Egypt and AS Roma's Mohamed Salah and Kalidou Coulibaly of Senegal and Napoli.