AFCON 2019: Algeria Midfielder Bennacer Wins MVP Award

AFCON 2019: Algeria Midfielder Bennacer Wins MVP Award

Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been named player of the tournament at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt which ended on Friday in Cairo with the Desert Foxes emerging champions, Completesports.com reports.

Bennacer, who plays for Italian side, Empoli was outstanding for the Desert Foxes through out the competition.


He was also named the young best player of the tournament.

The talented midfielder who is expected to join Italian giants AC Milan before the start of the new European season also scooped two man of the match awards in the competition.

Also Algeria goalkeeper, Adrais Cobos Mbolhi was named as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo picked the top scorer award with five goals, while Senegal won the fair play award.

Mega Millions Naija

By Adeboye Amosu in Cairo

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Caf MVP and best eleven is a total joke. Mahrez was more decisive than this Bennacer guy. And the CAF eleven that has no Etebo is still a magic to me! Africa must be transparent if ever they want to see progress.

  • Bishop Joshua 3 years ago

    Bros calm down. i don’t know how much of Algeria matches you watched. But MVP is not based on names but overall performances. You need to have watched this Bennacer guy to have a rethink

    • Collins 3 years ago

      Oga Mahrez is miles ahead of this guy in terms of performances if you were really following Afcon. No dey argue blindly abeg

  • Egwu Basil 3 years ago

    De tournament has ended & truly the Foxes outwitted the Lions! I thought Baghdad Bounedja should’ve had the MVP!