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Nigeria dominates African Cup of Nations all-star team

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 07:40 hrs

Johannesburg, Feb 12 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) selected five members of the Nigerian national team for inclusion in the Team of the Tournament for the just ended Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Nigerians, dubbed the Supper Eagles, were crowned the African champions after beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final Sunday night, reports Xinhua.

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, defender Efe Ambrose, midfielder John Mikel Obi and strikers Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike made it to the Best African XI.

Jonathan Pitroipa and Bakary Kone, both from Burkina Faso, also made it to the team.

Mali's Seydou Keita was included in the all-star line-up as well.

Cote d'Ivoire's Arouna Kone and Siaka Tiene, Wakaso Mubarak and Asamoah Gyan from Ghana alongside Cape Verde's Nando Maria Neves were the other names in the star studded team.

Emanuel Emenike from Nigeria won the Golden Boot Award with four goals. Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi made history when he won AFCON as a coach and as a player.

Nigeria last won the AFCON in 1994 when Stephen Keshi was the team captain.




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