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Burkina Faso’s Alio named U17 AFCON MVP!

Burkina Faso forward Souleymane Alio has been named the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) player of the tournament following his splendid performances for his side in Algeria.

Alio scored twice for the Burkinabe in the tournament, but it was his overall contribution in the team that put him shoulders above the rest.

Burkina Faso finished third in the tournament, after edging out Mali 2-1 in the play-off on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Senegalese shot stopper Serigne Diouf was named the Best Goalkeeper after only conceding twice in the tournament.

He kept four consecutive cleansheets from the group stages to the quarter finals, and was breached for the first time against Mali in the semis.

Adding on with the goal against Morocco, he conceded only twice in the tournament.

Senegal skipper Amara Diouf clinched the Golden Boot, his five goals in the tournament seeing him break Victor Osimhen’s record of four goals scored at the 2015 edition.

Morocco’s tactician Said Chiba was named Coach of the Tournament, a consolation for the Atlas Cubs, who were also named fair-play team of the tournament.

Morocco also won the Fair Play award.

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