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Soccer News of Tuesday, 8 February 2022


Super Eagles stars miss out on CAF XI

The Super Eagles of Nigeria The Super Eagles of Nigeria

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released its starting XI and the team of the tournament at the just-ended African Cup of Nations.

The team was dominated by players in teams that made it to the semi-finals. Morocco had a representative.

Despite being the best team in the group stage of the competition, no Super Eagles player made the team.

Nigeria won all of their three matches with a combined six goals scored and one conceded.

However, their round of 16 exit after a 1-0 loss to Tunisia meant it would have been difficult for any of their players to be included in the team of the tournament.

Players like Moses Simon and Joe Aribo were some of Nigeria’s best players in the group stages, but it was not enough to earn them a spot.

Champions, Senegal, have the most representatives (4), including golden glove winner Edouard Mendy and the tournament’s Most Valuable player Sadio Mane.