Categories: On the GoSportTop Stories

FULL LIST: Ighalo only Nigerian player in AFCON’s best XI

Author:
Remi Sulola

Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the best eleven from the just concluded 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ighalo is the only Nigerian in the African best XI named by Confederation of African Football on Saturday morning.

The list was mainly by Senegal and Algeria players.

The 30-year old scored five goals to win the highest goal scorer gong in the African football show piece in Egypt.

Expectedly, Algeria’s Rais M’Bolhi is named as the best goalkeeper because he conceded just two goals throughout the tournament.

Goals from Kodija of Ivory Coast and a penalty kick converted by Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo were the only goals he conceded in normal time.

His country men, Ismael Bennacer, Adlene Guediora and Riyad Mahrez are also listed.

Liverpool and Senegal’s talisman, Sadio Mane made the cut.

List of African best XI:

Goalkeeper: Rais M’Bolhi (Algeria)

Defenders: Lamine Gassama (Senegal), Yassine Meriah (Tunisia), Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)

Midfielders: Adlene Guediora (Algeria), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Senegal), Ismael Bennacer (Algeria)

Forwards: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Odion Jude Ighalo (Nigeria)
Coach: Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)

Recent Posts

  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), may cease to exist at the end…

10 hours ago
  • Inside Nigeria
  • Kwara
  • On the Go

EFCC releases 16 Kwara LG chairmen quizzed for ‘fraud’

The sixteen Kwara state council chairmen invited for questioning by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

10 hours ago
  • Edo
  • Inside Nigeria
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

Oshiomhole blames Edo dep gov for attack on Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blamed Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state, for…

10 hours ago
  • On the Go
  • The Nation

Nigerian media has ‘recorded 71 attacks’ in 2019

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has accused the federal government of suppressing the freedom of expression.…

10 hours ago
  • Inside Nigeria
  • On the Go
  • Oyo

UCJ extends deadline for N450,000 Soyombo inter-varsity essay contest

The Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), University of Ibadan, has announced an extension in the deadline for submission of entries…

11 hours ago