5 Nigerians Make CAF’s 25-Man Shortlist For African Footballer Of The Year

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The Confederation of African Football, CAF has released its nominee list for the 2013 CAF African Player Of The Year, and Nigeria is well-represented with 5 candidates.

Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Emenike, John Obi Mikel, Sunday Mba and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama were all included in the shortlist.

Twenty-five (25) players made the cut for the flagship African Player of the Year category, and twenty-one (21) for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ivorian Yaya Toure is the reigning African Player of the Year and Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

The nominees are (in alphabetical order);

African Player of the Year

Name
Country
Club

Ahmed Musa
Nigeria
CSKA Moscow

Asamoah Gyan
Ghana
Al Ain

Dame N’Doye
Senegal
Locomotiv Moscow

Didier Drogba
Cote d’Ivoire
Galatasaray

Emmanuel Emenike
Nigeria
Fenerbahce

Islam Slimani
Algeria
Sporting Lisbon

John Mikel Obi
Nigeria
Chelsea

Jonathan Pitroipa
Burkina Faso
Stade Rennais

Kévin Constant
Guinea
AC Milan

Kwadwo Asamoah
Ghana
Juventus

Luís Carlos Almada Soares – (Platini)
Cape Verde
AC Omonia

Mehdi Benattia
Morocco
AS Roma

Mohamed Aboutrika
Egypt
Al Ahly

Mohamed Salah
Egypt
Basel FC

Nicolas Nkoulou
Cameroon
Marseille

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Gabon
Borussia Dortmund,

Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça
Cape Verde
Lille

Saladin Said
Ethiopia
Wadi Degla FC

Seydou Keita
Mali
Dalian Aerbin F.C

Sofiane Feghouli
Algeria
Valencia

Sunday Mba
Nigeria
Warri Wolves

Victor Wanyama
Kenya
Southampton FC

Vincent Enyeama
Nigeria
Lille

Yao Kouassi Gervais ‘Gervinho’
Cote d’Ivoire
AS Roma

Yaya Toure
Cote d’Ivoire
Manchester City

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

Name
Country
Club

Adane Girma
Ethiopia
St George

Ahmed Fathi
Egypt
Al Ahly

Alexis Yougouda Kada
Cameroon
Coton Sport

Ali Machani
Tunisia
CAB

Bapidi Fils Jean Jules
Cameroon
Coton Sport

Daine Marcelle-Klate
South Africa
Orlando Pirates

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
Tunisia
CSS

Getaneh Kebede
Ethiopia
Bidvest Wits

Idrissa Kouyate
Cote d’Ivoire
CS Sfaxien

Iheb Msakni
Tunisia
Esperance

Luyanda Lennox Bacela
South Africa
Orlando Pirates

Mbwana Samatta
Tanzania
TP Mazembe

Moez Ben Cherifia
Tunisia
EST

Mohamed Aboutrika
Egypt
Ahly

Rainford Kalaba
Zambia
TP Mazembe

Senzo Meyiwa
South Africa
Orlando Pirates

Soumbeila Diakite
Mali
Stade Malien

Sunday Mba
Nigeria
Warri Wolves

Tresor Mputu
DR Congo
TP Mazembe

Waleed Soliman
Egypt
Al Ahly

Yannick N’djeng
Cameroon
EST

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer.
E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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