Sports News of Monday, 3 December 2018
Black Queens skipper Elizabeth Addo was selected into the exclusive group of outstanding players at the just-ended 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations after she was named by the Confederation of Africa Football’s (CAF) latest Best 11 Players of the tournament.
Despite the host team’s early elimination from the tournament, the Black Queens captain was the only Ghanaian who made it into the Best XI team in recognition of her outstanding performance in the competition.
Elizabeth, 25, who is also in contention for the CAF Women Player of the Year award, scored for Ghana in their 1-1 draw with Cameroun at the Group phase.
Bronze medal winners Cameroun dominated the list with four players namely, Mefourmetou Tcheno Falone, Feudjio Raissa, Ngo Ndoumbouk Marlyse and Gabrielle Onguene.
Runners-up South Africa had three players in the list, including Woman of the Tournament and Top Scorer, Thembi Kgatlana, alongside captain Janine Van Wyk and defender Lebohang Ramapele.
Nine-time Women’s AFCON champions, Nigeria, were represented by their captain, Onome Ebi, and enterprising goalkeeper Oluehi Tochukwu.
Bassira Toure was the only player from Mali who made the list.
Below is CAF’s Best XI
Goalkeeper: Oluehi Tochukwu (Nigeria)
Lebohang Ramalepe (South Africa)
Onome Ebi (Nigeria)
Janine Van Wyk (South Africa)
Mefourmetou Tcheno Falone (Cameroun)
Feudjio Raissa (Cameroun)
Ngo Ndoumbouk Marlyse (Cameroun)
Elizabeth Addo (Ghana)
Bassira Toure (Mali)
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa)
Gabrielle Onguene (Cameroun)