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Despite falling short of glory, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have something else to smile about besides the consolation of a third place win. Three players from the Eagles have been honoured with the inclusion of their names in the top eleven players of the tournament. Defender Odunlami Kunle, Christantus Ejike (midfielder) and Rabiu Ali (striker) have been named in the best eleven of the African Nations Championship. The bronze-winning Eagles also picked up the fair play award alongside a prize of $250,000. Enugu Rangers’ Christantus Ejike who dazzled and shone like a star during the competition took home the coveted Most Valuable Player (MVP) award of the competition. CHAN Best IX 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) Substitutes: 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).  

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This article was first published on 2nd February 2014 and updated on February 5th, 2014 at 5:09 am

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