Two Super Falcons players have been named in the CAF 2018 AWCON XI as African Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala faces a tough task retaining her individual title after she and compatriot Francisca Ordega were dropped to the substitute bench.
Falcons heroic goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi and defender Onome Ebi retained their places in the main selection while Desire Oparanozie was left out from the team of the tournament.
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South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana
, who was both 2018 AWCON MVP and top scorer, will now be hot
favourite to topple Oshoala as the best African player for the outgoing year.
Thembi Kgatlana is the leading scorer at the AWCON in Ghana with five goals including the match winner against Nigeria in a group game and also named the player of the competition Best eleven in the 2018 Women’s Africa Women Cup of Nation are:Goalkeeper:
Tochukwu Oluehi (Nigeria)
Lebohang Ramalepe (South Africa), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa), Onome Ebi (Nigeria), Claudine Meffometou Tcheno (Cameroon)Midfielders:
Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon), Elizabeth Addo (Ghana)Forwards:
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon), Chrestinah
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa), Bassira Toure (Mali)Substitutes:
Kaylin Swart (South Africa), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria), Linda Motlhalo (South Africa), Genevieve Ngo Mbeleck (Cameroon), Francisa Ordega
(Nigeria), Fatoumata Diarra (Mali)