Nigerians have lamented the perceived inaccurate composition of the players picked by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on its team of the year.
The players were announced and no Nigerian was listed among the continent’s finest, irrespective of the club they were plying their trades.
While some Nigerians believe it was a well-deserved ‘gift’ to their fellow nationals, they disagreed with CAF over the calibre of players selected in the team.
The best players listed by CAF are as follows:
— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 5, 2017
While Nigerians could not hide their feelings as they made their thoughts known as well:
No Nigerian player!!! E ti tan https://t.co/EmnKEUMT5F
— Mojtabai (@femiwayas) January 5, 2017
I am not surprised that no Nigerian made the continent’s finest 11 team but the names on that list though, smh
— Uniport Graduate (@charlescapone4) January 5, 2017
African player of year awards- Riyad Mahrez! Real winner!No Nigerian onboard. Come to think of it, wetin dem sabi sef.Na shakara b their own
— Dickson Eyinmosan jr (@fabricall04) January 5, 2017
No Nigerian made CAF’s Africa Best 11.
The only two (Iheanacho & Iwobi) only made the bench list.
This tells a lot about our football! pic.twitter.com/6sTn5ou7XL
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) January 5, 2017
— oladeji.oladele (@daradeji) January 5, 2017
No Nigerian made the #GloCAFAwards2016 Team because those that made the Team were better Players
— Akpos (@officialsimcard) January 5, 2017
Glo Caf Awards… No Nigerian player in the Caf 11… My Kalaba Involved though Lol
— 0m0 0gun (@simmytatty) January 5, 2017
No Nigerian player even made it to this Xi. Sad https://t.co/hO6SC8Jup0
— King..🕊 (@teddi_speaks) January 5, 2017
— RALPH C. GEORGE (@ralphcgeorge) January 5, 2017
too bad no Nigerian player in the African first 11 of the year #GloCAFAwards2016
— Dat function guy™ (@youngvhicky) January 5, 2017
— POOJA PR.. (@PoojaMedia) January 5, 2017
#GloCAFAwards2016 No Nigerian in African 1st 11. Happy home based Africans made the list.
— David Mike Terungwa (@miketerungwa) January 5, 2017
Its a pity no Nigerian made it to the African Team of the year #GloCAFAwards2016
— Biade Fola (@Sir_Fola) January 5, 2017
No Nigerian in the African Finest XI#GloCAFAwards2016
— I’m the Last Straw💯 (@EvAnSJeNs) January 5, 2017
#GloCAFAwards2016 finest 11 no Nigerian chai. We don slack finish
— simmy silas (@slimcreamychic) January 5, 2017
#GloCAFAwards2016 Haba! CAF, no Nigerian in the best eleven.
— Emirate♥Bernabeu (@alagakemi) January 5, 2017