FULL LIST: CAF AFCON Initial Lineup

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The Confederation of African Football has unveiled the complete roster for the CAF African Cup of Nations Starting XI.

Spanning a month, the tournament kicked off on January 11 and concluded on February 11, 2024, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Host nation Ivory Coast secured victory in the 34th edition, clinching their third AFCON title.

The Elephants triumphed over the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a nail-biting final with a 2-1 scoreline, thanks to goals from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller, countering William Troost-Ekong’s first-half lead.

On Wednesday, CAF, the continent’s football governing body, disclosed the full Starting XI of the concluded tournament.

Among the standout performers were three Nigerian players – Captain William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, and winger Ademola Lookman, all earning their place on the list.

The 30-year-old captain not only contributed three goals but also secured the Player of the Tournament award.

Aina, with a consistent performance, started all seven matches for Nigeria.

Lookman, playing for the Italian club Atalanta, showcased his prowess with three goals, emerging as one of Nigeria’s top performers.

Ivory Coast’s representation in the Starting XI featured Jean Michael Seri, Ghislan Konan, and former Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie.

The Democratic Republic of Congo had two players on the list – Chancel Mbemba and Yoane Wissa.

South African goalkeeper Ronwen Williams and midfielder Teboho Mokoena also earned their spots. Ivory Coast’s manager, Emerse Fae, was chosen as the coach for the Starting XI.

Equatorial Guinea’s striker, Emilio Nsue, who secured five goals, clinched the Puma Golden Boot award.

The Starting XI comprised:

Goalkeeper
Ronwen Williams (South Africa)

Defenders
Ola Aina (Nigeria)
Ghislan Konan (Ivory Coast)
William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria)
Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo)

Midfielders
Teboho Mokoena (South Africa)
Jean Michael Seri (Ivory Coast)
Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast)

Strikers
Yoane Wissa (DR Congo)
Ademola Lookman (Nigeria)
Emilio Nsue (Equatorial Guinea)

 

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