Nigeria qualified for a sixth FIFA World Cup tournament after an overwhelming qualifying campaign where they amassed 13 points to top group B.
Though football is a team sport, some players made more contributions in the race to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The list includes Nigeria’s Leon Balogun, Victor Moses, and three players from group E Egypt and Uganda; Mohammed Salah and defender Ahmed Hegazy, who played instrumental roles for the Pharaohs in securing their first World Cup ticket since 1990 and the Cranes of Uganda shot-stopper Denis Onyango who has conceded just one goal in five outings.
CAF World Cup Qualifiers XI:
Denis Onyango (Uganda); Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast), Ahmed Hegazi (Egypt), Leon Balogun (Nigeria), Aly Maaloul (Tunisia); Victor Moses (Nigeria), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Youssef Msakni (Tunisia), Mbark Boussoufa (Morocco), Khalid Boutain (Morocco); Mohamed Salah (Egypt).