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AFCON 2023 Best X1: Lookman, Troost-Ekong, Aina Make List

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Vice-Captain William Troost-Ekong,  defender, Ola Aina  as well as striker, Ademola Lookman  were the only three Super Eagles stars that made the exclusive  2023 Africa Cup of Nations Best X1  as the tournament’s  Technical Study Group(TSG) leaving out Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen.

Troost-Ekong and Aina were recognised for their defensive prowess in competition.

 

While centre-back William Troost-Ekong, who was named Player of the Tournament scored three goals for the Super Eagles in Cote d’Ivoire, Aina featured in all of Nigeria’s six games in the competition

 

Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman scored three goals for the Super Eagles at the AFCON 2023 finals.

 

Hosts Cote d’Ivoire, the new African champions, have three players named in the Best Xl.

 

South Africa’s Rowen Williams and Teboho Mokoena also  made the selection as well as Congo Democratic Republic duo, Yoane Wissa and Chancel Mbemba.

 

THE FULL LIST

 

 

Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams (South Africa)

 

Defenders: Ola Aina (Nigeria), Ghislan Konan (Cote d’Ivoire), William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo).

 

Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena (South Africa), Jean Michael Seri (Cote d’Ivoire), Franck Kessie

 

 

Strikers:  Yoane Wissa (DR Congo), Ademola Lookman (Nigeria),  Emilio Nsue (Equatorial Guinea).

 

 

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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