Junior Ajayi beats Mane, Brahimi to spot on CAF Team of the Year

Junior Ajayi beats Mane, Brahimi to spot on CAF Team of the Year

2016 Olympic Bronze medal winner, Junior Ajayi will join William Troost-Ekong in the CAF Team of the year after the Al-Ahly forward was voted as the continent’s best offensive midfielder in a twitter poll.

Ahead of the Aiteo/CAF  Awards the governing Body is assembling it’s ultimate team for the outgoing year.

CAF has opted for a 3-4-3 formation (unpopular in Africa) and there just seems to be room for Ajayi and Troost-Ekong.


The Nigerian duo won the twitter votes by landslide margins.

Center Back, Ekong was pitched against Ivory Coast’s Eric Bailly. The latter polled just 29 percent of the total 3,524 votes – 71 percent in favor of the Nigerian.

As for Ajayi, He beat Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi after 7,261 votes polled.

The former Shooting Stars forward polled 64 percent of the votes while, Mane and Brahimi got 21 and 15 percents respectively.

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