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February 15, 2012 | Cup of Nations

Katongo Voted AFCON Best

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Christopher Katongo
Christopher Katongo

Skipper of cup-winning Zambia, Christopher Katongo, has been picked by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the best player of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

'Tsunami', as the Chipolopolo captain is known by the fans, inspired his country to a first-ever Nations Cup triumph after they lost the finals in 1974 and 1994.

Katongo succeeded Egypt skipper Ahmed Hassan, who was the MVP for the 2010 competition in Angola.

The China-based forward also scored three goals, but it was his Zambia teammate Emmanuel Mayuka, who also scored three goals, who was picked as the Goal King of the AFCON.

Both Katongo and Mayuka as well as goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and central defender Stoppila Sunzu were picked by CAF in their Tournament XI, while the outstanding Rainford Kalaba made the bench.

Cote d'Ivoire won the Fair Play Award.
CAF 2012 Nations Cup Tournament XI
Goal keeper 
16 Kennedy Mweene (Zambia) 
Defenders
6 Gosso Jean-Jacques Gosso (Civ) 
13 Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia) 
5 John Mensah (Ghana) 
3 Adama Tamboura (Mali) 
Midfielders 
20 Emmanuel Mayuka (Zambia) 
19 Yaya Gnegneri Toure (Civ) 
10 Kouassi Gervais Yao (Civ) 
12 Seydou Keita (Mali) 
Strikers 
11 Christopher Katongo (Zambia) 
11 Didier Drogba (Civ) 
 Subs 
1 Boubacar Barry (Civ) 
4 Fernando Da Gracia Gomez (Eqg) 
7 Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) 
9 Mateus Contreiras Manucho (Angola)  
9 Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) 
9 Sadio Diallo (Guinea) 
9 Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Mali) 
11 Eric Mouloungui (Gabon) 
13 Houssine Kharja (Morocco) 
17 Mudathir Eltaib Ibrahim (Sudan) 
17 Rainford Kalaba (Zambia) 
20 Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana)

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