Following their outstanding displays at the just concluded African Nations championship in Morocco, Nigerian duo of defender Stephen Eze and midfielder Dayo Ojo has been included in the All-stars team of the tournament.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles lost 4-0 in the final but CAF still recognized the superlative performance of the players.
Host and Champion Atlas Lion of Morocco dominated the team with four players and their forward Ayoub El-Kaabi was also named the player of the tournament after he notched 9 goals in the tournament.
To cap the distinctive display of Super Eagles defender Stephen Eze he signed a deal with Bulgarian side Locomotive Plodiv just before the end of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa was surprisingly missing from the selected players.
Team of the tournament
Goalkeeper: Akram El Hadi (Sudan)
Defenders: Omer Suliman (Sudan), Stephen Eze (Nigeria), Badr Benoun
Midfielders: Solomon Ojo (Nigeria), Walid El (Morocco), Salaheddine Saidi (Morocco), Zakaria Hadraf (Morocco), Abdulrahman Ramadhan (Libya)
Forwards: Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco), Saleh Taher (Libya)