Moses, Abdullahi Named In World Cup Qualfiers Best XI

Moses, Abdullahi Named In World Cup Qualfiers Best XI

By James Agberebi:                                                                                                                                        Super Eagles pair Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi have been included in the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) squad of best players of matchday five of the African FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifers.

The best XI of the matchday five, in a 4-4-2 formation, was released on CAF’s verified Twitter witter handle on Tuesday.

Moses and Abdullahi were in action for the Eagles who pipped Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 on Saturday to qualify next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Abdullahi, who provided the assist for Alex Iwobi’s goal which sealed Nigeria’s qualification, was voted Man of the Match in the win against Zambia.

Also in the best XI is Mohamed Salah whose brace in a 2-1 win against Congo qualified Egypt for their first World Cup appearance since 1990.

Other players are Senegal’s Khadim N’diaye and Kalilou Koulibaly, Morocco’s trio Khalid Boutaib, Mbark Boussoufa and Achraf Hakimi, Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazy, Percy Tau of South Africa and Youssef Msakni of Tunisia.


CAF’s Best Eleven of Matchday 5 2018 World Cup Qualfier:


Khadim N’diaye (Senegal)


Kalilou Koulibaly (Senegal)
Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt)
Shehu Abdullahi (Nigeria)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)


Victor Moses (Nigeria)
Percy Tau (South Africa)
Youssef Msakni (Tunisia)
Mbark Boussoufa (Morocco)


Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Khalid Boutaib (Morocco)

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  • Victor Moses remains the best supper eagles player for now.

  • Mikel coordinates the team, ndidi is the anchor man, believe me, with those two players out, we re nothing!!

    • Onazi is just as important the midfield nearly collapse after his withdrawal.

      • Yomi You don’t see beyond anything the coach Rohr is too blame I can definitely assure you that we have Better Midfield options than Onazi.. Ogu for one and a certain Kelechi Nwakali who will certainly make the World cup team god willing. I is just too sad that our coach cannot see that.

    • That Mikel Agu is not good, he should be removed from the team.

    • Mikel Agu is very good, but he lacks physicality

  • The squad is good but for the goalkeeper. Ezenwa is just the best so far in Africa. You saw that shoot from that young Zambian player and was parried by Ezenwa? That shoot will beat 80% of goalkeepers but not Ezenwa. Anyway our 2 guys are there out of 11.

  • So Balogun no follow

  • effiong godwin 1 year ago

    we try to get 2 out of 11 now… Na only Nigeria play the qualifiers?

  • This Is just the beginning for both of them.