Azubuike named Most Valuable Player

Azubuike named Most Valuable Player
14 December 2015 09:42

Nigeria captain Okechukwu Azubuike has been named the Most Valuable Player by the CAF Technical Study Group for the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal 2015.


The 18-year old, who plays for Turkish side, Yeni Malatyaspor, was the fulcrum of Nigeria’s success at the championship that lasted 22 November to 12 December 2015.


The West Africans beat Algeria 2-1 in the final to emerge champions of the second edition of the tournament.


Below are the other statistics;


Most Valuable Player

Okechukwu AZUBUIKE (Nigeria)


Top Scorer

Peter Etebo OGHENEKARO (Nigeria) – 5 goals


Best Goalkeeper

Abdelkadir SALHI (Algeria)


Fair Play

South Africa


Total Number of Goals

36 goals in 16 matches, average of 2.3 per match


Top scoring team

Nigeria – 9 goals in 5 matches


Goal distribution

0-15 minute:  8 goals

16-30 minute: 6 goals

31-45 minute: 4 goals

46-60 minute: 8 goals

61-75 minute: 4 goals

76-90 minute: 6 goals

Fixtures and Results


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