Dakar - Nigeria captain Okechukwu Azubuike has been named
the Most Valuable Player by the CAF Technical Study Group for the U-23 Africa
Cup of Nations, Senegal 2015.
The 18-year old, who plays for Turkish side, Yeni
Malatyaspor, was the fulcrum of Nigeria’s success at the championship that
lasted from 22 November to 12 December 2015.
The West Africans beat Algeria 2-1 in the final to emerge
champions of the second edition of the tournament.
The midfielder has also been nominated as one of Africa’s
most promising player of 2015 in the CAF Africa player awards, along with U23
teammate, Oghenekaro Etebo.
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Below are the other statistics;
Most Valuable Player
Peter Etebo Oghenekaro (Nigeria) – 5 goals
Abdelkadir Salhi (Algeria)
Total Number of Goals
36 goals in 16 matches, average of 2.3 per match
Top scoring team
Nigeria – 9 goals in 5 matchesFor
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