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African Player of The Year Nominees? Which players have made the list of the African Player of The Year Nominees? The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Friday, November 30 released several shortlist for the respective categories of the 2018 CAF Awards.
Liverpool and Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah won the award last year following his impressive exploits for club and country. The awards ceremony will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 8 January 2019.
Ghana and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been named among 34 nominees for the 2018 CAF African Player of the Year award.
CAF announced the list for the prestigious award on Friday with Partey the only Ghanaian on the list.
The Black Stars ace has been recognized following an impressive year with both club and country. The 25-year-old helped Diego Simeone’s side to win the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup. He captained Ghana in friendlies against Japan and Iceland in the summer and has become the driving attacking force in the team.The tall list will be pruned down to three before the awards ceremony, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 8 January.
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Thirty-four (34) players and 15 women players have been nominated for the flagship awards; Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year based on the performance of the players during the year.
The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the following:
Other categories namely Youth Player of the Year, Men’s Coach of the Year, Women’s Coach of the Year, Men’s National Team of the Year and Women’s National Team of the Year will be elected by:
The Awards Gala, to honor footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Who was the winner of the CAF 2017 African Footballer of the Year Award? Liverpool and Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah won the award last year following his impressive exploits for club and country, he scored over 30 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool, helping them finish 2nd in the Premier League and helping the team reach the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid.
Full nominees list:
1. Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif)
2. Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry)
3. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr )
4. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
5. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
6. Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
7. Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune)
8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
9. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
10. Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot)
11. Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
12. Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
13. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
14. Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton)
15. Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
16. Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita)
17. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
18. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
19. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
20. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
21. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
22. Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
23. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)
24. Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise)
25. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
26. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
27. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
28. Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
29. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)
30. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne)
31. Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
32. Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
33. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
34. Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance)