By Edmund Bobie
Three Ghanaians made the best XI of the just ended Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament held in South Africa.
Champions Libya, runners up Ghana and bronze medalist Nigeria dominating the pack, each country representing with three players.
Jordan Opoku, captain of the side was picked among the best four midfielders for the team. Kudakwashe Mahachi of Zimbabwe, Libya’s Mohamed Elgadi and Ejike Uzoenyi of Nigeria were the others to make the midfield.
Tijani Joshua a stand out in the competition also represented in defence. Seydou Bancey was also picked alongside 3 goal hero Rabiu Ali in attack.
CAF CHAN best XI
Goalkeeper: Mohamed Abdaula (Libya)
Defenders: Ali Salama (Libya), Partson Jaure (Zimbabwe), Odunlami Kunle (Nigeria), Joshua Tijani (Ghana)
Midfielders: Kudakwashe Mahachi (Zimbabwe), Mohamed Elgadi (Libya), Jordan Opoku (Ghana), Christantus Ejike (Nigeria)
Forwards: Rabiu Ali (Nigeria), Seidu Bansey (Ghana)
Substitutes: Stephen Adams (Ghana), Peter Moyo (Zimbabwe), Buhlebuyesa Mkhwanazi (South Africa), Mohsine Moutaouali (Morocco), Yahaya Mohammed (Ghana), Abdelsalam Omar (Libya), Ibourahima Sidibé (Mali), Hardy Binguila (Congo), Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo), Erwin Nguema (Gabon), Samuel Ainooson (Ghana)