Newcastle’s on-loan winger from Chelsea – Christian Atsu – has been named in the Africa Cup on Nations’ team of the tournament, after playing so well for Ghana and helping them through to the semifinals of the tournament.
Ghana lost to the eventual winners of the tournament – Cameroon- who beat Egypt 2-1 in yesterday’s final.
Ghana were beaten out of 3rd place on Saturday by Burkina Faso 1-0, with the last minute winner coming from Traore.
Christian Atsu – excellent tournament
Atsu had another excellent tournament, much like he had back in the 2015 tournament in Equatorial Guinea, when he was also in the team of the tournament and won the award for the best goal of the tournament, which was the third goal against Guinea.
The 25 year-old will now be concentrating on trying to get a permanent deal at Newcastle as he helps the Magpies on their push for promotion straight back to the Premier League after being relegated last May.
Christian has scored three great goals for us in 19 appearances and he has shown he has the skill and ability and now he just needs to find a little bit more consistency.
But he’s very well liked player by the Newcastle fans since he seems absolutely committed to Newcastle.
Here’s his message before Saturday’s game which we won 1-0 at home to Derby to go top of the Championship.
— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) February 4, 2017