PROFILES: African Player of the Year nominees
1. ANDRE DEDE AYEW – Ghana & Marseille
The 22-year-old midfielder was immense in Ghana’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations campaign of which the four-time African champions finished fourth. He kicked off this season for his club, Olympic Marseille on the high with four goals out of 12 games. He played 39 times for OM and banged in 16 strikes in the last term.