Victor Moses, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane top 30-man Caf African Player of the Year list

ShareClose Comments
After an impressive 2016-17 campaign with Chelsea, the wing-back has been nominated for Africa's top individual honour alongside the Liverpool stars

Nigeria’s Victor Moses, Egypt and Senegal internationals, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been nominated alongside 27 others for Caf Player of the Year 2017.

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez won the accolade, conferred by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), for 2016 after a scorching start to the previous season for the Foxes.

Moses, having helped the Blues to the English Premier League title last season made the 30-man shortlist for the next edition of the continental award.

William Troost-Ekong has been with other notable names like Eric Bailly, Christian Atsu, Vincent Aboubakar and Mohamed Salah.

There are a number of additional names from the French topflight, including Bertrand Traore, Jean Michel Seri, Yves Bissouma and Keita Balde.

The winner will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts.

The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

 

NOMINEES IN FULL

African Player of the Year

1. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)

2. Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon)

3. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

4. Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle)

5. Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye)

6. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

8. Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun)

9. Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla)

10. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)

11. Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice)

12. Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana)

13. Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)

14. Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)

15. Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor)

16. Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk)

17. Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona)

18. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

19. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)

20. Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)

21. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

22. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

Article continues below

24. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)

25. Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)

26. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)

Next article:
Nazliazmi optimistic about securing top-tier safety, denies crisis
Next article:
Tevez urges 'soul of Argentina' Messi not to retire from international football
Next article:
Chelsea vs Perth Glory: Kick-off time, TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Next article:
Shaw looking to prove his worth to Mourinho in pre-season
Next article:
Pjanic: Ronaldo 'a huge coup' for Juventus
Close

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept