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Dosu Questions Ighalo, Eagles Players Omission From FIFPro Africa Eleven

Dosu Questions Ighalo, Eagles Players Omission From FIFPro Africa Eleven

Former Nigeria international Joseph Dosu has questioned the omission of former Super Eagles striker Odion ighalo and some of his ex-national team colleagues from the FIFPro Africa’s Best Eleven, Completesports.com reports.

In the Africa eleven that was unveiled at the 2019 CAF Player award on Monday in Egypt, no Super Eagles players made the list.

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Ighalo finished top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after scoring five goals.

He was also top scorer during the AFCON qualifiers with seven goals.

Another Eagles player who was expected to make the list is Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi.

The list include Andre Onana and Joel Matip of Cameroon, Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly and Idrissa Gueye of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire’s Serge Aurier and Morocco’s duo Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyech.

Also on the list are Mohamed Salah of Egypt, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Gabon’ s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“This CAF award…….Hmmmmmmm, AFRICA 11, no Nigerian player, even top goal scorer Jude Odion Ighalo not in the list,” Dosu, a gold medal winner at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic game, wrote on his Facebook page.

Nigeria also missed out in the Africa Youth Player of The Year category as the duo of Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen lost to Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi.

However, Asisat Oshoala emerged winner of the Africa Women’s Player of The Year Award for a record-equalling fourth title.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Well…with Salah,Mana and Aubameyang, Ighalo has no place there..sorry for that but my concern is indidi…

  • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

    It’s not news that Gueye is steps ahead of Ndidi. Ndidi may be a better tackler, but Gana is a better all round defensive midfielder.

    He is better on the ball, holds the ball better, passes the ball better, rotates the ball better, has a better vision and thus weighs in assists too.

    He even made the EPL team of the season last year, in addition to being highly influencial at AFCON and also making AFCON XI. Where only one defensive midfielder is needed…he will always get the nod above Ndidi. He has more comparative advantages.

    Ndidi is only just beginning to evolve his game beyond just being a tackler to being more productive with the ball after he has won the tackle this season. He can look forward to a better 2020 both in the EPL and on the continent

  • Collins id 11 months ago

    I think ighalo should have been ahead of aubamiyan. In that number 9 if not the foolishness of CAF how can they be giving respect to achievements of premier leagues games european games and then underate players that make glory in our own africa games. Nonsense and slavery and inferiority complex. We all know that africa nations cup is our first priority as africans.. infact many of our parents dont know premier league or champions league. They know afcon. Worldcup . And olympic becos these are tournaments our african flags are being shown. Why should caf look above its own organised tournament and go to premier league games to rate an african player. Its a big shame that we are slaves in our own mentality. Ighalo despite not my favourite. He is african top scorer in all caf competitions last year and u tell me aubamiyang that did not qualify for nations cup nor Worldcup or even champions league. Becos he plays for arsenal and scores cheap goals you place him above ur number one striker in ur own records it means are a zooòm .besides that wat about ur own champions league you also dont respect players there. Thank you caf for ur mumu awards. God bless Naija

    • @collins
      I am with you. You said it all: colonial mentality and inferiority complex have taken deep roots in the African psyche. One may wonder:  Is there a written guiding principle behind these awards? We must examine ourselves or we become secondary personalities and worshipers of other races. 

    • Pompei 11 months ago

      COllins ID,

      CAF mumu did not start today. You pretty much said it all. If players performing in African competitions are not recognized, then what is the point of the competitions? Aubameyang is a good striker whom I personally admire. However, based on achievements, Ighalo should be there ahead of Aubameyang. I can understand if no other Super Eagles player is deemed worthy of making the list. But Ighalo not making the list is totaly unacceptable!

  • @collins
    U said it all my brother
    i was also cofused seen AUBA instead of IGHALO
    But pls we should reduce the rate at which we use abusive words especially in a football setting like dis…sometimes u may make a very gud point but bcos of d abusive words u used in ur coment,people won’t buy d ideal dat could have been useful
    God bless naija #team_naija_stronger

    • Collins id 11 months ago

      Pardon me bro. I just dey vess vess for my people inferiority ideas . U dont see any patriotic africans anymore. We look down on our selves too much and it affecting us here in the reality. Expecially some of us living in western society we feel this intimidations every day. The white men don’t respect any of our certificates even driver license infact ur own picture can be put to doubt. Its not about racism its the way we abuse our selves and our leaders put them ahead of us. Its verry urgly to realise

  • Pompei 10 months ago

    All the players are from Francophone countries. Hmmmm. At the risk of being labelled a FRANCOPHONE CONSPIRACIST, I think this is just odd. Especially considering Ighalo’s exclusion.

    • C’est vrai. Pourqua i’nya pas un player de pay anglophone? C’est vraiment discriminatorie.