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CAF Team of the Tournament – Africa Cup of Nations 2017

The Africa Cup of Nations ended on Sunday as Cameroon emerged winners by overcoming Egypt in the final show down in Gabon. The tournament saw some players make a name for themselves and teams make history. There were some individual displays that stood out and they were recognized by CAF.

Total Man of the Competition: Christian BASSOGOG (Cameroon)



Cameroon forward Christian Bassogog was adjudged the Total Man of the Competition, the prize given to the Most Valuable Player of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

The 21-year-old was influential to Cameroon winning the title, after a 2-1 win over Egypt in the final on Sunday at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, and was deservingly named the best player of the competition by the CAF Technical and Study Group.


Total Man of the Final Match: Benjamin MOUKANDJO (Cameroon)


After captaining the team to the final, he went ahead and created the equalizer that put Cameroon back in the game and eventually winning it.


Fair Play prize: Egypt



Top Scorer: Junior KABANANGA (DR Congo) – 3 goals 


The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Junior Kabananga took the lead in the goal scoring race with three goals from three matches.

CAF Team of the tournament

 Fabrice ONDOA (Cameroon)
Defenders: Modou Kara MBODJI (Senegal), Ahmed HEGAZY (Egypt), Michael NGADEU (Cameroon)
Midfielders: Charles KABORE (Burkina Faso), Daniel AMARTEY (Ghana), Bertrand TRAORE (Burkina Faso), Christian ATSU (Ghana), Mohamed SALAH (Egypt)
Forwards: Christian BASSOGOG (Cameroon), Junior KABANANGA (DR Congo)

Essam EL HADARY (EGYPT), Cheikhou KOUYATE (Senegal), Prejuce NAKOULMA (Burkina Faso), Aristide BANCE (Burkina Faso), Benjamin MOUKANDJO (Cameroon), Jose Luis MENDES LOPES (Guinea Bissau), M’Bark BOUSSOUFA (Morocco)

Featured Photo: Courtesy of CAF

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