Enugu Rangers midfielder Chrisantus Ejike has been voted the Player of the just concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa, after his stellar performance helped the Super Eagles claim third position in their championship debut.
The 21-year-old, who came on a substitute in Saturday’s third-place match victory over the Warriors of Zimbabwe, notched up three goals in six appearances.
Ejike is also one of the three Nigerians named in the CHAN 2014 Best Eleven as well as Kano Pillars’ Rabiu Ali and Sunshine Stars’ Kunle Odunlami.
South Africa’s Bernard Parker claimed the golden boot with four goals.
The CHAN 2014 Best Eleven
Goalkeeper: Mohamed Abdaula (Libya)
Defenders: Ali Salama (Libya), Partson Jaure (Zimbabwe), Odunlami Kunle (Nigeria), Joshua Tijani (Ghana)
Midfielders: Kudakwashe Mahachi (Zimbabwe), Mohamed Elgadi (Libya), Jordan Opoku (Ghana), Christantus Ejike (Nigeria)
Forwards: Rabiu Ali (Nigeria), Seidu Bansey (Ghana)
Stephen Adams (Ghana), Peter Moyo (Zimbabwe)
Buhlebuyesa Mkhwanazi (South Africa)
Mohsine Moutaouali (Morocco)
Yahaya Mohammed (Ghana)
Abdelsalam Omar (Libya)
Ibourahima Sidibé (Mali)
Hardy Binguila (Congo)
Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo)
Erwin Nguema (Gabon)
Samuel Ainooson (Ghana)