Ghana duo Gyan, Andre Ayew named among top African players at World Cup
Ghana duo of Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew have been named among the ten best African players at the 2014 World Cup by a French newspaper.
The poll by readers of Jeune Afrique named ten African players who excelled at the tournament in Brazil but excluded other top Ghana performers.
The result was dominated by players of Nigeria and Algeria who both made it to the second round of the competition in the South American country.
The best African player of the World Cup went to Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli who had (30.63%) of the votes with his compatriot Islam Slimani coming second while Nigeria goalkeeeper Vincent Enyeama placed third.
Asamoah Gyan placed 8th and was closely followed by Andre Ayew who were the other top performers from Africa at the World Cup.
The midfielder who plays for Spanish side Valencia had a very good tournament was one of the spearheads of the Fennecs.
Feghouli scored a goal against Belgium and delivered two assists.
Ranked second, is another Algerian: Islam Slimani.
The striker of the Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon had 24.30% of the votes.
With two goals and an assist, he was one of the great architects of the historic qualification of Algeria to the second round.
Ranked third with 20.44% of votes is goalkeeper Victor Enyeama of Nigeria impressed throughout the tournament for the Super Eagles. He produced high class saves in the match against France and the first round clash against Bosnia.
See the details of how people voted below
Several Ghanaian players like Christian Atsu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari and Harrison Afful were not named in the list.
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