AWCON 2016: Three Nigerian players make BEST XI

Three Nigerian players were included in the Best XI from the just concluded Africa Women Cup of Nations held in Cameroon.

The trio selected in the AWCON 2016 Best XI are Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala, chosen as strikers for the 4-4-2 formation. Osinachi Ohale is in the defence.

Oshoala finished as the top scorer at the 2016 AWCON with six goals, while Oparanozie scored vitals goals for Nigeria in the semifinal and final games against South Africa and Cameroon.

The France-based striker opened her goals account in the final group game against Kenya.

Aside the three Nigerian players, the Best XI named by CAF also has four Cameroon Ladies, two South Africans and a Ghanaian.

Two other Nigerian players, Alaba Jonathan and Francesca Ordega, were named on the bench.

In the other awards, CAF settled for Cameroon star, Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene, as the Best Player while Oshoala earned the Top Scorer Award.

Awards
Best Player: Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon) Top scorer: Asisat Lamina OSHOALA (Nigeria) – 6 goals Fair Play award: Cameroon

Best XI
Goalkeeper: Annette NGO NDOM (Cameroon) Defenders: Meffoumetou Tcheno FALONE (Cameroon), Osinachi OHALE (Nigeria), Janine VAN WYK (South Africa), Linda ESHUN (Ghana) Midfielders: Jermaine SEOPOSENWE (South Africa), Raisa FEUDJIO TCHUANYO (Cameroon), Elizabeth ADDO (Ghana), Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon) Forwards: Ugochi Desire OPARANOZIE (Nigeria), Asisat Lamina OSHOALA (Nigeria)

Substitutes
Alaba JONATHAN (Nigeria), Marie AWONA (Cameroon), Janet EGYIR (Ghana), Francisa ORDEGA (Nigeria), Portia BOAKYE (Ghana), Nothando VILAKAZI (South Africa)

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