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Ighalo Wins AFCON 2019 Golden Boot
22nd June 2019, Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt, African Cup of Nations international football tournament, Nigeria versus Burundi; Odion Jude Ighalo of Nigeria celebrates after scoring for 1-0 (photo by Ulrik Pedersen/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Eagles’ Ighalo Named In AFCON Best XI

Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, has been named in the best team of the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The 30-year-old was the only Nigerian considered good enough to be named in a team dominated by Senegalese and Algerians. 

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The Shanghai Shenhua of China striker scored five goals to beat Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez, who both scored three goals, to the golden boot of the tournament. 


See the full list below:

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)


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