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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 February 2008, 20:59 GMT
Abd Rabou wins best player award
Egpyt midfielder Hosni Abd Rabou was named player of the tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Abd Rabou scored four goals and, in the final, hit the post
Egypt midfielder Hosni Abd Rabou was named player of the tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

Abd Rabou, 23, scored four goals in the tournament, just one behind Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, who finished as the Nations Cup top scorer.

Mohamed Aboutrika was named man of the match for the final after scoring the only goal in the win over Cameroon.

Abd Rabou and Aboutrika were among five Egyptian players in the Confederation of African Football's Best XI.

606: DEBATE

Outstanding goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadari, Wael Gomaa and Amr Zaky were also in the Best XI for the tournament, while Hani Said and Ahmed Fathi were named as substitutes.

Host nation Ghana and losing finalists Cameroon were the other nations with more than one player in the Best XI.

Abd Rabou, who plays his club football for Egyptian side Ismaily, was named in the squad for the 2006 tournament but had to withdraw through injury.

Eto'o, who finished on the losing side in the final, scored all of his five goals in the group stage, three of them coming from the penalty spot.

The Cameroon forward, who appeared to pick up an injury in the final, now has 16 goals in Nations Cup finals, surpassing Ivorian Laurent Pokou's record of 14.


Caf Best XI

Essam Al-Hadari (Egypt)
Geremi (Cameroon)
Wael Gomaa (Egypt)
Michael Essien (Ghana)
Sulley Muntari (Ghana)
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
Alexandre Song (Cameroon)
Hosni Abd Rabou (Egypt)
Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt)
Amr Zaky (Egypt)
Manucho (Angola)

Substitutes:

Richard Kingson (Ghana)
Hani Said (Egypt)
Ahmed Fathi (Egypt)
Frej Saber (Tunisia)
Stephane Mbia (Cameroon)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
Kader Keita (Ivory Coast)



SEE ALSO
Egypt 1-0 Cameroon
10 Feb 08 |  African
Cameroon v Egypt player ratings
10 Feb 08 |  African
Africa Cup of Nations photos
10 Feb 08 |  African
Nations Cup final as it happened
10 Feb 08 |  African
Eto'o goal record
26 Jan 08 |  African


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