If the Senegal won the CHAN 2022 Saturday in the final against Algeria (0-0, 5-3 pens), on the other hand it is a Fennec who finishes best player of the competition. In competition with Koloina Razafindranaivo (Madagascar) and Lamine Camara (Senegal), the defensive midfielder of CR Bélouizdad, Houssem Mrezigue, was acclaimed by the study group of the Confederation of African Football.
A logical reward for the 22-year-old player, elected man of the match during the inaugural meeting against Libya (1-0) or after the semi-final against Niger (5-0). Both ubiquitous in the midfield battle and valuable in build-up and projection, the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup winner has made a strong impression and he now hopes to have the opportunity to celebrate his first A-team caps after having already been summoned in the past but without coming into play. The native of Aïn Arnat can also aspire to a transfer to Europe.
Other CHAN 2022 awards:
Best striker : Aymen Mahious (Algeria, 5 goals)
Best goalkeeper: Pope Sy (Senegal)
Fair Play Award: Senegal
CHAN’s best player, the list:
2020: Soufiane Rahimi (Morocco)
2018: Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco)
2016: Meschack Elia (DR Congo)
2014: Ejike Uzoenyi (Nigeria)
2011: Zouhaier Dhaouadi (Tunisia)
2009: Tresor Mputu (DR Congo)