Ighalo, Salah, Mane named in CAF AFCON qualifier XI

After an outstanding performance for Nigeria’s Super Eagles all through 2019 Nation’s Cup qualiifier, striker Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the best eleven players on the continent.

Ighalo who is Shanghai Shenhua forward contributed seven goals to Nigeria’s qualification and finally finished as highest goal scorer at the just concluded qualifier.

Super Eagles rallied back to top its group with 13 points after losing the first match at home to Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital

Ighalo was named alongside Egypt and Liverpool forward Mo Salah, Sadio Mane of Senegal, Fiston Abdul Razak of Burundi in top 11.

Baring any injury worries or lost of form, former Watford striker is expected to lead Nigeria’s attack when 2019 AFCON scheduled for Egypt in the summer gets underway.

Nigeria returned to AFCON after missing the last two editions in 2015 and 2017.

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