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Following the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations 3 members of the Ghana team have been named in the team of the tournament selected by CAF’s Technical Study Group …
Contrary to widely circulated reports on Monday of a team of the tournament which strangely did not include best player of the competition, Christian Atsu, the Confederation of African Football this morning released their official team of the tournament which includes the Black Stars playmaker.
Also named in the team with a 3-5-2 formation are Ghana duo, defender Harrison Afful and forward Andre Ayew.
Strangely though, CAF named two goalkeepers in the team with 10 outfield players, Ivorian goalkeeper, Sylvain Gbohouo who was even dropped for the final and eccentric DR Congo shot stopper, Robert Kidiaba.
All other individual awards remain same but Elephants goalie, Gbohouo is now named as best goalkeeper of the tournament.
FULL LIST OF AFCON 2015 AWARDS and BEST XI
Winners: Côte d’Ivoire
Orange Man of the competition: Christian Atsu (Ghana)
Pepsi Highest Scorer: André Ayew (Ghana), 3 Goals with 2 assists
Best Goalkeeper: Sylvain Gbohouo (Côte d’Ivoire)
Nissan goal of the Tournament: Christian Atsu (Ghana) [3rd goal against Guinea]
Fair Play team: DR Congo
Samsung Fair Player of the tournament: Kwesi Appiah (Ghana)
Samsung Fair Player of the final match (CIV-GHA): Wilfried Bony (Côte d’Ivoire)
Orange Man of the final match (CIV-GHA): Afriyie Acquah (Ghana)
CAF Team of the Tournament
Goalkeeper: Sylvain Gbohouo (Côte d’Ivoire) – Robert Kidiaba (RD Congo)
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Côte d’Ivoire), Harrison Afful (Ghana), Abib Kolo Toure (Côte d’Ivoire)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Côte d’Ivoire), Max Alain Gradel (Côte d’Ivoire), Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo), Gervinho (Côte d’Ivoire)
Forwards: Christian Atsu (Ghana), Wilfried Bony (Côte d’Ivoire)
Source: Joy Sports
AFCON2015 final is tomorrow… 2 extremely good teams will be playing. Black Stars of Ghana vs. Les Éléphants de Cote D’ivoire… one thing is for sure is a game not to be missed!
Ghana’s Ayew brothers, André Ayew and Jordan Ayew, Ivory Coast’s Touré brothers Yaya Touré and Kolo Touré, Also the like of Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu…..
4- time champion Ghana last won the African Cup in 1982 almost 33 years ago… Ivory Coast on the other hand has gone 23 years since taking the cup.
Who will you be cheering for?
The match takes place Sunday at 7 p.m. GMT.
The 22-year-old joined Chelsea from Porto in September 2013 but was immediately loaned to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for the 2013-14 season.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez said: “He’s a player who fits in with the culture and the way we want to play.
“He’s a very gifted technical footballer and he’s got the right personality and character to fit in.”
Atsu, who started all three of Ghana’s games during the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer, is Everton’s fourth signing of the summer and is available to face Leicester on Saturday.
“I’m very happy to be joining Everton because it’s a great club, which likes to play football, and it’s a great pleasure to be here,” Atsu told evertontv. “Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream.
“This is the biggest level for me to play at. I know that it’s a very competitive league and I believe with hard work we’re going to be successful this season.”