Rwanda 2016: CAF snub Eagles in CHAN 2016 XI

Rwanda 2016: CAF snub Eagles in CHAN 2016 XI
Chisom Chikatara

by Staff Reporter

Monday Feb 08, 2016. 16:42

No Nigeria player made the starting XI of the CHAN 2016 Tournament picked by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The Super Eagles, who failed to reach the knockout stage of the CHAN in Rwanda, only had striker Chisom Chikatara on the subs bench.

Chikatara scored four goals including only the second hat-trick ever in the tournament.

Top scorer and MVP was DR Congo’s  Mechack Elia, who scored four goals and provided two assists as his country won the competition for the second time.

He was one of four DRC players on the tournament XI.


Goalkeeper: Ley Matampi (DRC)

Defenders: Abdoul Karim Dante (Mali), Joel Kimwaki (DRC), Cheick Ibrahim Comara (Cote d’Ivoire), Mohamed Youla (Guinea)

Midfielders: Ibrahima Sory Sankhon (Guinea), Mechhack Elia (DRC), N’Guessan Serve (Cote d’Ivoire), Hamidou Sinayoko (Mali)

Forwards: Jonathan Bolingi (DRC),Sekou Koita (Mali)

Subs:  Badara Ali Sangare (Cote d’Ivoire), Djigui Diarra (Mali), Lomalisa Mutambala (DRC), Heritier Luvumbu (DRC), Daouda Camara (Guinea), Aka Essis (Cote d’Ivoire), Ernest Sugira (Rwanda), Ahmed Akaichi (Tunisia), Chisom Chikatara (Nigeria),Christopher Katongo (Zambia)

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