CAF name Oluehi, Ebi in 2018 AWCON Best XI

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Nigeria’s Tochukwu Oluehi was voted the best goal keeper at the 2018 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and is one of only two Nigerians that made the tournament’s Best XI list.

The Super Falcons retained the title following a enthralling 4-3 penalty shoot out against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana after a goalless scoreline in regulation and extra-time.

However Oluehi and Super Falcons captain Onome Ebi were the only Nigerians named in the Best XI the competition’s Technical Study group.

The Best XI were selected to start in a 4-3-3 formation, and Ebi was named alongside Banyana captain Janine Van Wyk and her teammate Lebohang Ramalepe, with Cameroon’s Claudine Tcheno completing the back four.

Meanwhile, Asisat Oshoala, who scored three goals in the tournament was picked as a substitute, whilst Mali’s Bassira Toure, who managed only two goals for Les Aiglonnes was named as one of three attackers.

Francisca Ordega was also named as a substitute in the list of 17 outstanding players at the tournament.

The team list

Tochukwu Oluehi (Nigeria)

Ramalepe (South Africa)

Onome Ebi (Nigeria)

Van Wyk (South Africa)

Tcheno (Cameroon)

Feudijo (Cameroon)

Ndoumbouk (Cameroon)

Addo (Ghana)

Toure (Mali)

Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa)

Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon)

Reserves list

Swart (South Africa)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)

Fransceca Ordega (Nigeria)

Ngo Mbeleck (Cameroon)

Fatim (Mali)

Super Falcons on Saturday defeated Banyana Banyana of South Africa 4-3 on penalties to win the African Women Nations Cup for the ninth time after 120 minutes of play that ended goalless.

Lionesses of Cameroon had on Friday defeated Mali 4-2 in the thir-place match to book a place in the women’s world cup in France.

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