Full List Of CAF African Player Of The Year Nominees, Mahrez Omitted

The Full List Of CAF African Player Of The Year Nominees has been officially released. While there are many familiar names and nominees, the defending winner, Riyad Mahrez, is conspicuously and surprisingly omitted. The favourites for this year’s award are Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah. Chelsea’s Victor Moses could be considered an outside favourite.

When the Full List Of CAF African Player Of The Year Nominees was released, few would have imagined Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez being omitted. However, given the poor year he has had as well as his club, few could raise an eyelid over the omission. So, who else made the list? Let’s find out below.

Full List Of CAF African Player Of The Year Nominees

Here is the list of the nominees.

  1. Vincent Aboubakar (CMR, Porto/POR),
  2. Karim el Ahmadi (MAR, Feyenoord/NED),
  3. Christian Atsu (GHA, Newcastle/ENG),
  4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB, Borussia Dortmund/GER),
  5. Eric Bailly (CIV, Manchester Utd/ENG),
  6. Cedric Bakambu (COD, Villarreal/ESP),
  7. Keita Balde (SEN, Monaco/FRA),
  8. Christian Bassogog (CMR, Henan Jianye/CHN),
  9. Yves Bissouma (MLI, Lille/FRA),
  10. Khalid Boutaib (MAR, Yeni Malatyaspor/TUR),
  11. Yacine Brahimi (ALG, Porto/POR),
  12. Essam el Hadary (EGY, Al Taawoun/KSA),
  13. Junior Kabananga (COD, Astana/KAZ),
  14. Fackson Kapumbu (ZAM, Zesco Utd),
  15. Naby Keita (GUI, RB Leipzig/GER),
  16. Ali Maaloul (TUN, Al Ahly/EGY),
  17. Sadio Mane (SEN, Liverpool/ENG),
  18. Moussa Marega (MLI, Porto/POR),
  19. Victor Moses (NGR, Chelsea/ENG),
  20. Youssef Msakni (TUN, Al Duhail/QAT),
  21. Michael Olunga (KEN, Girona/ESP),
  22. Fabrice Ondoa (CMR, Sevilla/ESP),
  23. Denis Onyango (UGA, Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA),
  24. Thomas Partey (GHA, Atletico Madrid/ESP),
  25. Mohamed Salah (EGY, Liverpool/ENG),
  26. Mbwana Samata (TAN, Genk/BEL),
  27. Jean Michel Seri (CIV, Nice/FRA),
  28. Percy Tau (RSA, Mamelodi Sundowns),
  29. Bertrand Traore (BUR, Lyon/FRA),
  30. William Troost-Ekong (NGR, Bursaspor/TUR)

Also See: Full List Of Glo CAF Award Winners In 2016

Africa-based Player of the Year

This list include ONLY African based footballers for the CAF African based footballer of the year.

  1. Nasr Eldin Ahmed (SUD, Al Hilal Obeid),
  2. Junior Ajayi (NGR, Al Ahly/EGY),
  3. Karim Aouadhi (TUN, CS Sfaxien),
  4. Aristide Bance (BUR, Al Masry/EGY),
  5. Alkhaly Bangoura (GUI, Etoile Sahel/TUN),
  6. Achraf Bencharki (MAR, Wydad Casablanca),
  7. Jeremy Brockie (NZL, SuperSport Utd/RSA),
  8. Faouzi Chaouchi (ALG, Mouloudia Alger),
  9. Oussama Darfalou (ALG, USM Alger),
  10. Muaid Ellafi (LBA, Al Ahly Tripoli),
  11. Tady Etekiama (COD, V Club),
  12. Ahmed Fathy (EGY, Al Ahly),
  13. Dean Furman (RSA, SuperSport Utd),
  14. Sylvain Gbohouo (CIV, TP Mazembe/COD),
  15. Tarek Hamed (EGY, Zamalek),
  16. Fackson Kapumbu (ZAM, Zesco Utd),
  17. Saber Khalifa (TUN, Club Africain),
  18. Taha Yassine Khenissi (TUN, Esperance),
  19. Ali Maaloul (TUN, Al Ahly/EGY),
  20. Ayman Majid (MAR, FUS Rabat),
  21. Ben Malango (COD, TP Mazembe),
  22. Aymen Mathlouthi (TUN, Etoile Sahel),
  23. Mohamed Meftah (ALG, USM Alger),
  24. Sabelo Ndzinisa (SWZ, Mbabane Swallows),
  25. Denis Onyango (UGA, Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA, title-holder),
  26. Mohamed Ounnajem (MAR, Wydad Casablanca),
  27. Elsamani Saadeldin (SUD, Al Merrikh),
  28. Saladin Said (ETH, St George),
  29. Geoffrey Sserunkuma (UGA, KCCA),
  30. Percy Tau (RSA, Mamelodi Sundowns)

Ceremony Date And Venue

The award ceremony will come up on 4th January in Ghana.

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