Black Meteors' Evans Mensah named in CAF U-23 Best XI

Evans Mensah was named Man of the Match in Ghana’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon[/caption] Black Meteors’ Number 20 Evans Mensah was on Friday named in the Best XI of the just-ended Africa U-23 Cup of Nations. Mensah scored two important goals for his side in the knock-out stages. He scored the equaliser in the 2-2 semi-final game with losing finalists Ivory Coast and on Friday proved an important player in the Black Meteors set-up as he cancelled the South Africans’ lead and gave an assist to Samuel Obeng for the second equaliser. The former Inter Allies player was named Man of the Match in Ghana’s opening 1-1 draw with Cameroon. He was the only Ghanaian player named in the tournament Best XI. In all, there were five players from the champions Egypt with four from Ivory Coast. [caption id="attachment_141385" align="alignnone" width="700"] Egypt won the tournament after beating Ivory Coast 2-1 AET[/caption] South Africa’s captain Repo Mapele was also named in the squad. Egypt’s coach Shawky Ghareeb was named as the coach of the Best XI as well as Best Coach with his captain, Ramadan Sobhi, named as Best Player of the Tournament. Mensah currently plies his professional career with HJK Helsinki in Finland. By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana ]]>

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