FOUR SUPER EAGLES PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR FIFPRO/ CAF BEST XI AWARD

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Four Super Eagles players have been shortlisted for the 2019 FIFPro/CAF Africa Best XI. They are Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho.

Their selection comes on the back of their outstanding performances for their country and different clubs.

Ighalo, who had an impressive outing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, won the golden boot as the highest goal scorer with five goals.

He also helped Nigeria win their eighth bronze medal at the African showpiece in Egypt in the summer.

Ndidi, who ply his trade with Leicester city, did not only have a great performance for club and country but was adjudged the best 2018/19 English Premier League tackler.

Everton’s Alex Iwobi and Francis Uzoho, AC Omonia goalkeeper, are the two other Nigerian players that made the list.

Defenders: Youcef Atal, Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Ahmed El-Mohammadi, Lamine Gassama, Faouzi Ghoulam, Achraf Hakimi, Ahmed Hegazi, Kalidou Koilibaly, Christian Luyindama, Issa Mandi, Joel Matip, Noussair Mazraoui, Yassine Meriah, Youssouf Sabaly.

Midfielders: Andre-Frank Anguissa, Ismael Bennacer, Sofiane Feghouli, Idrissa Gueye, Tarek Hamed, Alex Iwobi, Wahbi Khazri, Naby Keita, Franck Kessie, Wilfried Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Victor Wanyama, Hakim Ziyech.

Forwards: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Jordan Ayew, Anis Badri, Cedric Bakambu, Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah, Odion Ighalo, Sadio Mane, Moussa Marega, Mbaye Niang, Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Salah, Islam Slimani, Percy Tau, Wilfried Zaha.

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