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Ighalo, Ndidi, Iwobi nominated for CAF best XI

Ighalo, Ndidi, Iwobi nominated for CAF best XI
November 22
18:02 2019
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Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho, four Super Eagles stars, have been shortlisted for the 2019 FIFPro/CAF Africa Best XI.

Their selection comes on the back of their outstanding performances for their country and different clubs.

Ighalo, who had an impressive outing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, won the golden boot as the highest goal scorer with five goals.

He also helped Nigeria win their eighth bronze medal at the African showpiece in Egypt in the summer.

Ndidi, who ply his trade with Leicester city, did not only have a great performance for club and country but was adjudged the best 2018/19 English Premier League tackler.

Everton’s Alex Iwobi and Francis Uzoho, AC Omonia goalkeeper, are the two other Nigerian players that made the list.

The 2019 FIFPro/Africa Finest XI will be unveiled during the 27th edition of the CAF awards in Egypt on January 7, 2020.

The CAF best XI nominees:

Defenders: Youcef Atal, Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Ahmed El-Mohammadi, Lamine Gassama, Faouzi Ghoulam, Achraf Hakimi, Ahmed Hegazi, Kalidou Koilibaly, Christian Luyindama, Issa Mandi, Joel Matip, Noussair Mazraoui, Yassine Meriah, Youssouf Sabaly.

Midfielders: Andre-Frank Anguissa, Ismael Bennacer, Sofiane Feghouli, Idrissa Gueye, Tarek Hamed, Alex Iwobi, Wahbi Khazri, Naby Keita, Franck Kessie, Wilfried Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Victor Wanyama, Hakim Ziyech.

Forwards: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Jordan Ayew, Anis Badri, Cedric Bakambu, Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah, Odion Ighalo, Sadio Mane, Moussa Marega, Mbaye Niang, Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Salah, Islam Slimani, Percy Tau, Wilfried Zaha.

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