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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Atsu, Amartey Ghana's brightest spots

Ghana duo Christian Atsu and Daniel Amartey are the only Black Stars players to have been named in the CAF Best XI for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Atsu, who plays for Newcastle, was selected as one of the five midfielders after some impressive displays for the Black Stars, winning Man of the Match in the opening game against Uganda.

At the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea, he was the best player of the tournament. Amartey, who starred in defence for Ghana, has been selected by the CAF Technical Study Group to play in midfield.

AFCON champions, Cameroon, dominate the list with three players Fabrice Ondoa, Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog.

CAF Team of the tournament

Goalkeeper: Fabrice ONDOA (Cameroon) Defenders: Modou Kara MBODJI (Senegal), Ahmed HEGAZY (Egypt), Michael NGADEU (Cameroon)

Midfielders: Charles KABORE (Burkina Faso), Daniel AMARTEY (Ghana), Bertrand TRAORE (Burkina Faso), Christian ATSU (Ghana), Mohamed SALAH (Egypt)

Forwards: Christian BASSOGOG (Cameroon), Junior KABANANGA (DR Congo)