Ayew, Atsu, Afful in Afcon’s best XI

Soccer News of Thursday, 12 February 2015

Source: Goal.com

Harrison Afful 02.13

Three Ghana players made it into the Best XI of Africa after the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

They are Christian Atsu, who was adjudged the best player of the tournament, top-scorer Andre Ayew and defender Harrison Afful.

Champions Ivory Coast contributed seven players. The Elephants beat Ghana 9-8 in a penalty shootout to clinch their second continental trophy.

Selected players

Goalkeeper: Sylvain Gbohouo (Côte d’Ivoire) – Robert Kidiaba (DR 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)

Other awards:

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)