CHAN 2016: No Nigerian makes the team of the tournament


Nigeria’s early exit at the 4th African Nations Championship in Rwanda meant no Nigerian player made the list of the Chan team of the tournament.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the starting XI which had four players from champions Democratic Republic of Congo.

Chisom Chikatara, the most outstanding Super Eagles player at the tournament,could only make the substitutes bench.

Tournament top scorer and MVP of the championship Mechack Elia, who scored four goals and made two assists headlined a strong eleven that has Sekou Koita of Mali, Cheick Ibrahim Camara and N’Guessan Serve.


Goalkeeper: Ley Matampi (DRC)

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Defenders: Abdoul Karim Dante (Mali), Joel Kimwaki (DRC), Cheick Ibrahim Comara (Cote d’Ivoire), Mohamed Youla (Guinea)

Midfielders: Ibrahima Sory Sankhon (Guinea), Mechhack Elia (DRC), N’Guessan Serve (Cote d’Ivoire), Hamidou Sinayoko (Mali)

Forwards: Jonathan Bolingi (DRC),Sekou Koita (Mali)

Subs: Badara Ali Sangare (Cote d’Ivoire), Djigui Diarra (Mali), Lomalisa Mutambala (DRC), Heritier Luvumbu (DRC), Daouda Camara (Guinea), Aka Essis (Cote d’Ivoire), Ernest Sugira (Rwanda), Ahmed Akaichi (Tunisia), Chisom Chikatara (Nigeria),Christopher Katongo (Zambia)

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