Player of the tournament: Atsu crowned best player of AFCON 2015


Ghana winger Christian Atsu was named the best player for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Ivory Coast ended a 23-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.

Ghana adopted a more adventurous approach and came tantalisingly close to taking the lead on 25 minutes through Christian Atsu.

The pacey winger won possession just outside the box and his swerving shot eluded the diving Barry only to rebound to safety off the post.

Atsu started each of Ghana’s six games and finished the tournament with two goals.

He also won the goal of the tournament award for his stunning quarter-final effort in Ghana’s 3-0 win against Guinea.

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