CAF have today unveiled the African Cup of Nations 2015 Team of the Tournament, which includes seven of the Ivory Coasts’s players.
There was a CAF ‘Dream Team’ doing the rounds earlier this week that included Bafana Bafana’s Sibusiso Vilakazi and left out Player of the Tournament, Christian Atsu, however the latest team changes both of those.
Of the XI selected, only Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe Sport) plays in Africa, with the rest plying their trade around the world. Ghana’s Harrison Afful was based in Africa with Esperance during the tournament, however he has since moved to Al Wahda in the UAE.
Winners: Côte d’Ivoire
Orange Man of the competition: Christian Atsu (Ghana)
Pepsi Highest Scorer: André Ayew (Ghana), 3 Goals with 2 assists
Best Goalkeeper: Sylvain Gbohouo (Côte d’Ivoire)
Nissan Goal of the Tournament: Christian Atsu (Ghana) [3rd goal against Guinea]
Fair Play team: DR Congo
Samsung Fair Player of the tournament: Kwesi Appiah (Ghana)
Samsung Fair Player of the final match (CIV-GHA): Wilfried Bony (Côte d’Ivoire)
Orange Man of the final match (CIV-GHA): Afriyie Acquah (Ghana)
CAF Team of the Tournament
Goalkeeper: Sylvain Gbohouo (Côte d’Ivoire) – Robert Kidiaba (RD Congo)
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Côte d’Ivoire), Harrison Afful (Ghana), Abib Kolo Toure (Côte d’Ivoire)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Côte d’Ivoire), Max Alain Gradel (Côte d’Ivoire), Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo), Gervinho (Côte d’Ivoire)
Forwards: Christian Atsu (Ghana), Wilfried Bony (Côte d’Ivoire)
Substitutes: Felipe Ovono (Equatorial Guinea), Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria), Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo), Thievy Bifouma (Congo), Ibrahima Traore (Guinea), Dieumerci Mbokani (DR Congo), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria), Ahmed Akaïchi (Tunisia), Yassine Chikhaoui (Tunisia), Javier Balboa (Equatorial Guinea), Cedric Mongoungou (DR Congo)