Victor Osimhen missing as CAF release 2023 AFCON team of the tournament

Victor Osimhen is one notbale name missing from absent the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) team of the tournament released by CAF.

Players from Ivory Coast and Nigeria dominate the list, with the Super Eagles producing three players.

The Ivory Coast national team, also known as the Elephants, clinched their third African championship title after defeating the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 in a thrilling final held at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.

Sebastian Haller emerged as the hero for the hosts, securing the winning goal after Franck Kessie equalized William Troost-Ekong’s opener for the Super Eagles, leading to a remarkable comeback victory for Ivory Coast in the tournament.

Joining players from the finalists, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo are also represented in the AFCON Team of the Tournament, recognized for their impressive runs to the semi-finals during the month-long competition.

AFCON Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

  • Ronwen Williams (South Africa)

Defenders

  • William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria)
  • Kialonda Gaspar (Angola)
  • Logan Costa (Cape Verde Islands)

Midfielders

  • Simon Adingra (Ivory Coast)
  • Teboho Mokoena (South Africa)
  • Franck Kessié (Ivory Coast)
  • Samuel Moutoussamy (Congo DR)

Forwards

  • Ademola Lookman (Nigeria)
  • Emilio Nsue (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Sébastien Haller (Ivory Coast)

While Osimhen’s absence from the esteemed list may raise eyebrows, the inclusion of standout performers from various African nations highlights the talent and competitive spirit witnessed throughout the AFCON 2023 tournament.