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Sports News of Monday, 20 September 2021


Yekini, Okocha make list of AFCON best player of the tournament in last 31 years

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Rashidi Yekini and Austin Okocha have emerged as the two Nigerian players on the list of best AFCON stars from 1990 to 2019.

These two players are no doubt among the best Nigerian players to have ever played for the Super Eagles.

Algeria are the current champions of Africa thanks to their win over Senegal at 2019 AFCON held in Egypt.

Nigeria in their history have won the African Cup of Nations three-times which is still fair enough considering the level of competition in the tournament which usually come up every two years.

At the last edition of the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt, the Super Eagles of Nigeria reached the semifinal of the competition and were beaten by Algeria who went to win the title.

Aisha Buhari presents special gifts to FIFA, CAF officials after attending women's football tournament

The last time Nigerian won the African Cup of Nations was in 2013 during the reign of late coach Stephen Keshi who recorded his name in the history book by winning the AFCON title as a player and coach.