Four Nigerian stars nominated for 2019 CAF team of the Year

Four Nigerian players nominated of Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho for 2019 CAF Team of the Year.

Shanghai Shenhua striker emerged as the continent’s top marksman at the 2019 African Cup of Nations with his five goals helping him to win the Golden Boot award and the Super Eagles to clinch another bronze medal for the eight-time before announced his international retirement after the tournamentEverton summer signing Alex Iwobi was shortlisted after an impressive performance in last summer competition in Egypt after scoring the winner in the 3-2 victory over Cameroon, while Leicester City combative midfielder, Ndidi has been a consistent performer for both club and country, finishing as the 2018-19 Premier League top tackler.There’s a surprise inclusion for AC Omonia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, however, with the injured goaltender hoping his performance in Super Eagles can land him a spot in CAF’s final team.The Caf best XI will be announced in a ceremony on January 7, 2020.

Here are the nominees in full:Goalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia, Yassine Bonnou, Mohamed El Shenaway, Sylvain Gbohouo, Rais M’bolhi, Edouard Mendy, Richard Ofori, Andre Onana, Denis Onyango, Francis UzohoDefenders: Youcef Atal, Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Ahmed El-Mohammadi, Lamine Gassama, Faouzi Ghoulam, Achraf Hakimi, Ahmed Hegazi, Kalidou Koulibaly, 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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