Okechukwu Named U-23 AFCON MVP

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Nigeria’s Under-23 team skipper, Azubuike Okechukwu, as the player of the tournament at the recently concluded Under-23 … Continue reading Okechukwu Named U-23 AFCON MVP


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OkechukwuThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Nigeria’s Under-23 team skipper, Azubuike Okechukwu, as the player of the tournament at the recently concluded Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal (AFCON).

The Yeni Malatyaspor midfielder was adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) by CAF’s Technical Study Group (TSG) after the tournament.

The 18-year-old played in all but one of Nigeria’s matches, missing the semifinal clash with hosts, Senegal, owing to accumulated cards in the group stages.

Warri Wolves forward, Oghenekaro Etebo, emerged the top scorer of the competition with five goals, while Algeria goalkeeper, Abdelkadir Salhi, was adjudged the best goalkeeper at the tournament.

Nigeria’s Under-23 team on Saturday defeated Algeria in the final of the Under-23 Africa Nations Championship to become African Champions for the first time.