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Issa Kabore named AFCON Best Young Player

Issa Kabore has been named the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation’s best young player.

The City youngster, on loan at French Ligue 1 and fellow City Football Group side ESTAC Troyes, featured in all of Burkina Faso’s matches at the tournament as the Stallions reached the semi-finals.

A final appearance aside in 2013, the West African side’s exploits matched their best ever showing at AFCON, having also reached the last four in 2017 and 1998.

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Kabore was at the centre of that success, chipping in with an impressive three assists from right back, the joint-most of any player at the tournament.

The 20-year-old laid on for teammates in the Stallions’ group stage win over Cape Verde, their semi-final defeat to eventual winners, Senegal and in a thrilling 3-3 draw with host nation Cameroon in the third-place play-off.

Congratulations to Issa on his impressive performances and individual AFCON award!

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