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Goal Africa Team of the Month October

16:33 GMT+3 06/11/2019
Asisat Oshoala - Barcelona
Who made Goal's African Team of the Month for October?

  • Daniel Akpeyi Kaizer Chiefs October 27

    Daniel Akpeyi

    After being criticised for the better part of his time with Kaizer Chiefs, the Nigeria goalkeeper was a stalwart in the absence of Itumeleng Khune as he played a pivotal role in helping the club stay on top of the log. 

    He also helped Amakhosi advance to the quarter-finals of the TKO, thanks to his superb saves and a penalty save against Cape Town City in the Last 16.

  • Khadim Diaw of Senegal

    Khadim Diaw

    A class act at the Wafu Cup, the Generation Foot full-back demonstrated his technical class going forward and his defensive nous at the back during Senegal’s run to the title.

    The youngster appears destined for the top, and while he was part of the Teranga Lions squad that missed out on the African Nations Championship, he’ll never forget his successes of October.

  • Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli

    Kalidou Koulibaly

    Another imperious month for the Senegal centre-back, who delivered a series of commanding displays as Napoli went unbeaten throughout October.

    He was perhaps at his best during the 0-0 draw at Genk and as Verona were defeated 2-0, while the stopper also deserves credit for his fine showing in Senegal’s 1-1 draw with Brazil.

  • Yunis Abdelhamid of Reims, Angel Di Maria of PSG

    Yunis Abdelhamid

    Even at 32, Abdelhamid is proving to be a class act in the French top flight this term, conceding just one goal across four appearances for Stade de Reims in October.

    He was at his best against Montpellier, scoring the only goal of the game as Reims secured a big win to boost their continental aspirations.

  • Achraf Hakimi Borussia Dortmund 2019-20

    Achraf Hakimi

    The right-back continues to demonstrate that he’s Africa’s pre-eminent full-back in the game today with an excellent series of outings during October.

    He netted twice in the Champions League as Slavia Prague were slain, and then followed that up with another goal in the 2-2 draw at Freiburg.

    The Real Madrid loanee also excelled in the 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at the top of the Bundesliga.

  • Eberechi Eze - QPR 2019-20

    Eberechi Eze

    The Queens Park Rangers wonderkid is arguably the most in-form Nigerian player in the world today, and it’s hard to pick another star in the Championship who’s outclassing Eze right now.

    During October, he scored three times—including a double against Hull City—and also contributed assists in the draw with Reading and the defeat by neighbours Brentford.

  • Nigeria supporters club Hyundai

    Ibrahim Said

    The 16-year-old scored a hat-trick in Nigeria’s 3-2 defeat of Ecuador at the ongoing 2019 U17 World Cup in Brazil, as the Golden Eaglets reached the knockout stages.

    Aside from winning the Man of the Match award, he also becomes the first African after Kelechi Iheanacho to net a treble in the championship.

  • Jean Mouste of Guinea

    Jean Mouste

    Despite Guinea’s opening loss at the Wafu Cup, they nonetheless advanced to reach the final of the Plate competition, where they defeated Cape Verde to end the campaign on a high.

    Midfielder Mouste, who also captained the Syli Nationale, was the outstanding player at the tournament, and also won the gong for the competition’s MVP after a series of excellent campaigns.

    A classic midfield general, he twice won Man of the Match awards during the competition, excelling with his powerful displays and sharp movement.

  • Asisat Oshoala - Barcelona

    Asisat Oshoala

    The three-time African Women's Player of the Year continued with her impressive scoring form for Barcelona in October. 

    Nigeria international Oshoala scored six goals in five consecutive matches, including in a 5-0 Champions League Round of 16 victory over Minsk.

  • Shafiu Mumuni of Ghana

    Shafiu Mumuni

    As well as captaining Ghana to the final of the Wafu Cup, Mumuni also clinched the Golden Boot at the tournament for top scoring with four goals.

    The hitman netted in the quarter-final against Burkina Faso and also bagged a hat-trick in the semi-final victory over Ivory Coast, becoming the first player in the competition’s history to score three times in one match.

    Mumuni’s fine form in Senegal earned him a call-up to the senior Black Stars team.

  • John Makwatta of AFC Leopards vs Sofapaka.

    John Makwatta

    With two braces - against Chemelil Sugar and Sofapaka - Makwatta was a vital player for AFC Leopards during October. 

    He was not on the losing side throughout the month, and the former Nairobi City Stars and Ulinzi Stars forward is joint KPL top scorer on five goals along with Elvis Rupia.