Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
12 Feb 2015
11:11 am

Caf name 12-man AFCON ‘dream team’

Jonty Mark

The Confederation of African Football yesterday named their team of the tournament for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which bizarrely contained 12 players.

Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure (19) celebrates with his teammate Serge Aurier (17) after scoirng a goal during the 2015 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ivory Coast at the Bata Stadium on February 04, 2015 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. (Photo by Mohamed Hossam/Anadolu Agency/Gallo Images)

Caf included two goalkeeper, the Ivory Coast’s Sylvain Gbohouo and DR Congo’s Robert Kidiaba, and ten outfield players in their side, while also naming 11 substitutes.

There was no place in the ‘first XII’ or on the bench for Bidvest Wits Sibusiso Vilakazi, who was reported to have made the Caf team last week.

Player of the Tournament Christian Atsu, who was said to have not made the team, was included. The ‘starting line-up’ of 12 men included seven players from champions the Ivory Coast, three from runners-up Ghana, and two from third-placed DR Congo.

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)

Caf award winners:

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)