23 November 2016

Ten nominees - two winners from Africa

In CAF headquarters today there was an announcement of ten candidates who will compete for the Africa's best player of 2016. We will have two winners from the continent as these ten are divided into two subcategories: international and domestic players.
For the international part one of these five are hoping to take the prize: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borussia Dortmund), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Leicester), Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Roma), Islam Slimani (Algeria and Leicester). There was also a domestic list (based in Africa) and one of the following players are hoping to win the award: Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe), Keegan Dolly (South Africa), Hlompho Kekana (South Africa), Denis Onyango (Uganda), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia). The first four are teammates from the South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns while the party was spoiled by the last nominee who is playing in TP Mazembe from Congo.
All 54 member nations' coaches from the confederation are eligible to vote for the winners. The awards will be presented at the gala ceremony 05 January in Abuja, Nigeria.


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