Egypt Captain, Ibrahim Adel Named U-23 AFCON Best Player

Egypt U23 captain Ibrahim Adel has been named the Best Player of the concluded U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

Following the final match in Rabat on Saturday night, the skipper of the Baby Pharaohs was among several players who won personal awards after the fourth edition of the U-23 AFCON came to a close.

Adel’s midfield dominance and playmaking skills were instrumental in his team’s success.

Also among the winners for the personal honors include Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, the top scorer With three goals, the Moroccan striker claimed the Umbro Golden Boot award for the competition.

The FC Barcelona winger demonstrated his goal-scoring efficiency throughout the tournament. It is worth noting that since 2015, no one has surpassed the Nigerian Oghenekaro Etebo’s record of five goals.

Hamza Alaa, who remained unbeatable in goal until the final where he conceded two goals, received the award for the best goalkeeper.

The Al Ahly shot-stopper showcased agility, authority, and excellent technical control of the ball, qualities that earned him this prestigious accolade.

Finishing fourth in this edition of the U-23 CAF Cup, Guinea, was honoured with the Fair Play Award for their sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

Host Morocco was crowned champions after defeating Egypt 2-1 (AET) in the final at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Complex in Rabat on Saturday.

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