from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia
LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – NEWLY crowned champions, Zambia, and fellow Southern African rivals, South Africa have dominated the TOTAL Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations awards.
Striker Patson Daka of Zambia was named the player of the tournament. His compatriot was man of the match in the 2-0 win over Senegal in the final on Sunday.
South Africa won the Fair Play award.
The team’s forward, Luther Singh, finished topscorer with four goals and two assists.
Daka and Singh also made the CAF Best XI for the junior tournament.
Zambia, Senegal, Guinea and South Africa by finishing in the top four, in that order, have qualified for the U-20 World Cup in Korea in May.
TOTAL U-20 Awards:
Total Man of the Competition: Patson DAKA (Zambia)
Total Man of the Match (Final Match): Mangani BANDA (Zambia)
Top scorer: Luther SINGH (South Africa) – 4 goals plus two assists
Fair play team: South Africa
CAF Best XI
Goalkeeper: Mangani BANDA (Zambia)
Defenders: Ousseynou DIAGNE (Senegal), Mamadou MBAYE (Senegal), Solomon SAKALA (Zambia)
Midfielders: Krepin DIATTA (Senegal), Ibrahima NIANE (Senegal), Sylla MORLAYE (Guinea), Edward CHILUFYA (Zambia), Fashion Sakala (Zambia)
Forwards: Luther SINGH (South Africa), Patson DAKA (Zambia)
Lamine SARR (Senegal), Prosper CHILUYA (Zambia), Enock MWEPU (Zambia), Grant MARGEMAN (South Africa), Liam JORDAN (South Africa), Yamodou TOURE (Guinea), Mohamed Aly CAMARA (Guinea) .
– CAJ News