Nigerian Players Snubbed as IFFHS Names CAF Team of the Year 2022

Nigerian Players Snubbed as IFFHS Names CAF Team of the Year 2022

Lukman Mumuni
  • The IFFHS has named its players for the African team of the year for 2022
  • Ghana's Mohammed Kudus was named in the 2022 CAF Team of the Year
  • In a team dominated by Moroccans, no Nigerian players have made the list

The International Federation of Football Historians and Statisticians (IFFHS) has named the best African team for the year 2022.

The team is dominated by the heroic players of Morocco from the World Cup in Qatar, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah completing the list.

Conspicuously missing are players of the Nigerian national team, despite the form of Napoli's Victor Osimhen.

Mohammed Kudus, Sofyan Amrabat, Ghana, World Cup, Yassine Bounou
Mohammed Kudus has been named in the IFFHS's CAF Team of 2022 along with Sofyan Amrabat and Yassine Bounou. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @FIFAWorldCup
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, Ghana's Mohammed Kudus broke into the team after an impressive World Cup with the Black Stars.

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The Ghana international is enjoying a good campaign with Ajax, where he has already scored 10 goals across all competitions for the Dutch champions.

Morocco's quartet of Yassine Bounou, Azzedine Onuahi, Sofyan Amrabat and Romain Saiss all made the team, as did Cameroon's World Cup star, Vincent Aboubakar.

IFFHS' team of the year:

Yassine Bounou (Morocco)

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)

Romain Saiss (Morocco)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia)

Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco)

Mohammed Kudus (Ghana)

Azzedine Ounahi (Morocco)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon)

Sadio Mane (Senegal)

Kudus plays street football

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ajax star, Kudus had returned to Ghana for a holiday, ahead of the resumption of the Dutch Eredivisie in 2023.

The 22-year-old was Ghana's brightest spot at the World Cup in Qatar, and he is currently on the radar of several clubs.

Kudus scored two goals and provided one assist in three matches, although the Black Stars suffered group stage elimination.

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Black Stars duo, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Kudus showed their fashion taste is up there with some of the best in football.

The Ghana internationals returned to their various clubs in Europe, following the Black Stars early exit from the World Cup in Qatar.

Both players excelled, with Kudus grabbing the headlines for his heroic performance against South Korea in the second Group H game.

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