Sports : Super Eagles stars make CAF shortlist for 2017 African Player of the Year award

Super Eagles stars Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong have been included in the 30-man shortlist for the 2017 African Player of the Year award.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday, November 1 released the 30-man shortlist and also the nominees for the African Player of the Year-Based in Africa.

The winner of the awards will be announced at the Awards Gala which will hold on Thursday, January 4 in Accra, Ghana.

Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez is the holder of the award which he won after winning the 2016 Premier League title with Leicester City. He is, however, missing from the shortlist.

 

Full List

African Player of the Year

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly), Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon), Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal), Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle), Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye), Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun), Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla), Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco), Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice), Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord), Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco), Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk), Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto), Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig), Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid), Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea), Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto), William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria & Bursaspor), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto), Youssef Msakni (Tunisia & Al Duhail), Yves Bissouma (Mali & Lille)

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Alkhaly Bangoura (Guinea & Etoile du Sahel), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly), Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & Al Masry), Ayman Majid (Morocco & FUS Rabat), Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel), Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe), Dean Furman (South Africa & Supersport United), Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), Elsamani Saadeldin (Sudan & Al Merreikh), Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco), Fawzi Chaouchi (Algeria & MC Alger), Geoffrey Serunkuma (Uganda & KCCA), Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly), Karim Aouadhi (Tunisia & CS Sfaxien), Mohamed Meftah (Algeria & USM Alger), Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Muaid Ellafi (Libya & Ahly Tripoli), Nasr Eldin Ahmed (Sudan & Hilal Obeid), Oussama Darfalou (Algeria & USM Alger), Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns), Sabelo Ndzinisa (Swaziland & Mbabane Swallows), Saber Khalifa (Tunisia & Club Africain), Saladin Said (Ethiopia & Saint George), Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe), Tady Etekiama (DR Congo & AS Vita), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance), Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)

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