42. Christopher Katongo
The Zambia captain was the driving figure behind their unforgettable African Cup of Nations triumph win in January, inspiring his team-mates and fans alike with his leadership and skill. The striker's performances in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea deservedly saw him named player of the tournament, while the Zambian president Michael Chilufya also promoted Christopher Katongo to the position of Warrant Officer Class so impressed was he by the star's inspirational performances for the Chipolopolo. Katongo has continued his fine form into Zambia's 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, and scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over Ghana in June.Moment of the Season - The striker stepped up first for Zambia in the African Cup of Nations final penalty shoot-out to level the scores with a cool low finish after Cheikh Tiote had given Cote d'Ivoire the lead.
Editor's view - "The memorable Chipolopolo maiden title victory would not have been possible without the leadership and attacking contribution from the man known affectionately as ‘Tsunami’. The 30-year-old Henan Construction striker has earned his spot on this list." - Peter Pedroncelli - Managing editor for Goal.com Africa