Farouk Miya with his Man of the Match accolade after the game against Mali Credit: Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Since the AFCON 2017 tournament kicked off on the 14th January to the final day on 5th January 2017, the outstanding players  in every match were named depending on their overall contribution to the respective teams.

[/media-credit] Christian Bassogog was voted man of the match thrice at the AFCON 2017 tournament Credit: @ Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

The match organizing committee in consultation with technical personnel in the game were responsible for choosing the man of the match of that particular game.

Only one player, Christian Mougang Bassogog won it three times — against Guinea Bissau, Ghana and in the final against Cameroon.

Burkina Faso’s Nakoulma won the accolade twice (when playing against Guinea Bissau and Tunisia).

Uganda’s Faruku Miya was also named the man of the match after Uganda Cranes’ 1 all draw with Mali at Stade D’Oyem.

The Standard Liege midfielder, who played at the 2016 CHAN tournament in Rwanda scored a wonder goal from about 25 yards before it was quickly cancelled by a similarly great strike by yet another CHAN product Yves Bissouma. Bissouma now at French side, Lille scored off a stunning free-kick.

Cameroon’s Fabrice Ondoa and Egyptian veteran shot stopper Essam ElHadary are the only non outfield player who won the award.

[/media-credit] Egypt’s El Hadary at AFCON 2017 Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE

Ondoa was outstanding against Senegal and El-Hadary was rewarded in the semifinal clash against Burkina Faso.

Here is the full list for the man of the match right from the group stage matches to the final game.

Group Stages:

Match 1: Gabon 1-1 Guinea Bissau – Zezinho (Guinea Bissau)

Match 2: Cameroon 1-1 Burkina Faso Alain Traore (Burkina Faso)

Match 3: Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe – Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

Match 4: Senegal 2-0 Tunisia- Abdoulaye Diallo (Senegal)

Match 5: Côte d’Ivoire 0-0 Togo – Atakora Lalawele (Togo)

Match 6: DR Congo 1-0 Morocco – M’bark Boussoufa (Morocco)

Match 7: Ghana 1-0 Uganda – Christian Atsu (Ghana)

Match 8: Egypt 0-0 Mali – Moussa Marega (Mali)

Match 9: Gabon 1-1 Burkina Faso – Denis Bouanga (Gabon)

Match 10: Cameroon 2-1 Guinea Bissau – Christian Mougang Bassogog (Cameroon)

Match 11: Algeria 1-2 Tunisia – Youssef Msakni (Tunisia)

Match 12: Senegal 2-0 Zimbabwe – Cheikhou Kouyate (Senegal)

Match 13: Côte d’Ivoire 2-2 DR Congo – Geoffroy Serey Dié (Côte d’Ivoire)

Match 14: Morocco 3-1 Togo – Fayçal Fajr (Morocco)

Match 15: Ghana 1-0  Mali – Thomas Partey (Ghana)

Match 16: Egypt 1-0  Uganda – Abdallah El Saïd (Egypt)

Match 17: Cameroon 0-0 Gabon – Denis Bouanga (Gabon)

Match 18: Burkina Faso 2-1 Guinea Bissau – Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso)

Match 19: Senegal 1-1 Algeria  – Islam Slimani (Algeria)

Match 20: Tunisia 2-4 Zimbabwe – Yacine Khenissi (Tunisia)

Match 21: Morocco 1-0 Côte d’Ivoire – Salomon Kalou (Côte d’Ivoire)

Match 22: DR Congo 3-1 Togo – Junior Kabananga (DR Congo)

Match 23: Egypt 1-0 Ghana – Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt)

Match 24: Uganda 1-1 Mali – Faruku Miya (Uganda)


Match 25: Burkina Faso 1-0 Tunisia – Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso)

Match 26: Senegal 0 (4) – 0 (5) Cameroon – Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon)

Match 27: DR Congo 1-2 Ghana – Jordan Pierre Ayew (Ghana)

Match 28: Egypt 1-0 Morocco – Kahraba (Egypt)


Match 29: Burkina Faso 1 (3) – 1 (4) Egypt – Essam Kamal Tawfik Elhadary (Egypt)

Match 30: Cameroon 2-1  Ghana – Christian Mougang Bassogog (Cameroon)

Third – Place Play off: Burkina Faso 1-0  Ghana (Bertrand Traore – Burkina Faso)

Match 31:

Match 32: Egypt 1-2 Cameroon (Christian Mougang Bassogog – Cameroon)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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