Bata - Five of the standout performers at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea included:
SERGE AURIER (Ivory Coast)
There were much bigger names in the Ivorian team like reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure, but no one contributed more than Aurier as he attacked and defended on the right flank.
ANDRE AYEW (Ghana)
After underperforming at several Cup of Nations, the son of legendary three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi 'Pele' Ayew came good in Equatorial Guinea with consistently superb midfield performances.
THIEVY BIFOUMA (Congo)
Among the goal poachers who bagged three at the tournament, the clinical Spain-based star with the striking mohican hairstyle was a continuous threat for the Red Devils.
FELIPE OVONO (Equatorial Guinea)
Unknown before the tournament kicked off, local-based Ovono was consistently superb and a key factor in Equatorial Guinea punching above their weight to reach the semi-finals.
IBRAHIMA TRAORE (Guinea)
Oozed pace and trickery and his stock soared during the tournament. His low, snap shot into the corner against Cameroon was among the best goals of the tournament.