- CAF best XI nominees have been shortlisted with four Super Eagles stars making the list
- Francis Uzoho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo are the four Nigerian players
- The CAF best XI will be announced in a ceremony on January 7, 2020
Four Super Eagles players who played for Nigeria at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt have been shortlisted for the 2019 Confederation of African football award best XI.
They are goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and striker Odion Ighalo who won the Golden Boot award at the championship.
Odion Ighalo scored five goals at the 2019 African Cup of Nations where he helped Nigeria to win bronze medal at the tournament.
Sadly, the former Watford striker announced his retirement from international football after the Nations Cup in Egypt.
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Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been a consistent performer for both club and country this year.
Alex Iwobi who now plays for Everton in the Premier League also played an important role for Nigeria at the 2019 AFCON.
Although goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was not the first choice for Nigeria at the 2019 AFCON, but his superb performance against Tunisia in the third place match won the heart of the fans.
Francis Uzoho was Nigeria's first choice in the international friendly match against Brazil before he sustained an injury and was replaced with Maduka Okoye in the tie.
Meanwhile, the Caf best XI will be announced in a ceremony on January 7, 2020.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles shot-stopper Francis Uzoho will count on world’s football governing body FIFA for his salary during the period he will be on the sidelines.
According to reports, the Deportivo de La Coruña-owned shot-stopper is expected to miss action for a minimum of six months, no thanks to a fracture of the meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Nigeria's Super Eagles friendly with Brazil’s Selecao
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