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FULL LIST: Nigeria’s Agbalaka, Njoku make U20 AFCON ‘best XI’

FULL LIST: Nigeria’s Agbalaka, Njoku make U20 AFCON ‘best XI’
March 13
11:38 2023

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria’s duo of Solomon Agbalaka and Augustine Njoku have been listed among the best eleven players of the just concluded U20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The continent’s football governing body released the list on its Twitter handle on Sunday.

The duo are the only Nigerians on the list which was dominated by Senegalese footballers.

Agbalaka was an ever-present figure in the Flying Eagles’ left-back, scoring one goal as Nigeria finished third in the competition.

The defender showed brilliant defensive displays and was a steady outlet which earned him man-of-the-match performances against Egypt and Mozambique.

Njoku, on the other hand, was also a lynchpin of the team at the right back. He was pivotal in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Uganda in the quarter-finals and the victory secured a place for Nigeria in the 2023 U-20 World Cup.


Senegal defeated The Gambia 2-0 on Saturday to win the competition in Egypt.


Goalkeeper: Landing Badji (Senegal)

Defenders: Augustine Njoku (Nigeria), Seydou Sano (Senegal), Alagie Sanie (The Gambia), Solomon Agbalaka (Nigeria)


Midfielders: Pape Diop (Senegal), Lamine Camara (Senegal), Prince Soussou (Congo Brazzavile)

Forwards: Adama Bojang (The Gambia), Deogracias Bassinga (Congo), Rogers Mushinga (Uganda)


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