Despite his failure to replicate club performance at the just ended 2013 Afcon tournament, the Al Ain forward made his way into the continent's best XI players by CAFBlack Stars and Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan has been named in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations best 11 players.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) unveiled its list for the best 11 after Nigeria triumphed on Sunday to be the new African champions.
Gyan scored a goal in the six matches he played at the continental showpiece.
Champions Nigeria occupied five out of 11 slots on the CAF list including goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, defender Efe Ambrose, midfielder Mikel Obi and forwards Victor Moses and golden boot winner Emmanuel Emenike who scored four goals in the tournament.
The team also includes player of the 2013 Afcon tournament Jonathan Pitroipa and his national team team-mate Bakary Kone.
Other players on the list include Cape Verde Island’s Nando Maria Neves, Mali’s Seydou Keita, and Ivory Coast’s duo of Arouna Koné and Siaka TienéeAfrican XI: Vincent Enyeama-Bakary Koné, Nando Maria Neves, Efe Ambrose-Jonathan Pitroipa, Siaka Tiéné, Seydou Keita, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Asamoah Gyan, Emmanuel Emenike.