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Bassogog named Most Valuable Player in AFCON

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Posted on February 6, 2017

striker has been named Total Man of the Competition, the prize which is given to the Most Valuable Player of the Total   in Gabon which his team won on Sunday.

Even though he only scored one goal in the tournament, the Aalborg Boldspilklub forward had an important role with the Indomitable Lions as they won their fifth title after defeating Egypt in the final. He made impressive performances during the championship and especially in the group stage as his team was unbeaten.

The 22-year-old started in all of his team’s matches and was only substituted twice in the final minutes in draws against Burkina Faso and Gabon. Bassogog is the first Cameroonian player to win the prize since Rigobert Song in 2002.

The top prize which is referred to as the Total Man of the Competition is voted for by the CAF technical and study group.

Runner-ups Egypt received the Fair Play prize and both Mohamed Salah and Ahmed Hegazy were chosen for the CAF Team of the Tournament. DR Congo striker Junior Kabananga won the top goal scorer award as he scored three goals in the championship.

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)

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