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CAF Player Award: Enyeama, Musa Out; Yaya, Aubameyang, Mane Shortlisted

CAF Player Award: Enyeama, Musa Out; Yaya, Aubameyang, Mane Shortlisted

By Johnny Edward:



Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa and now retired goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama failed to make the final 10-man shortlist for the 2015 African Player of the Year award, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.

In a statement released on the official website of Confederation of African Football, no NIgerian player was also shortlisted for the African Player of the Year in Africa as well.

Reigning African football of the year Yaya Touré and compatriot Serge Aurier of Paris Saint Germain top the final ten-man list released by CAF.

Also on the shortlist are the Algerian duo of Sofiane Feghouli and Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, André Ayew, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Aymen Abdennour and Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ from Sudan.

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The winner will be decided by votes of the coaches or technical directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.

The awards gala will be held on Thursday, 7 January 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.


African Player of the Year shortlist

André Ayew (Ghana & Swansea)

Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia & Valencia)

Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ (Sudan & El Hilal)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

Sadio Mané (Senegal & Southampton)

Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint Germain)

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria & Valencia)

Yacine Brahimi ( Algeria & Porto)

Yaya Touré (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester City)



African Player of the – Year Based in Africa

Abdeladim Khadrouf (Morocco & Moghreb Tetouan)

Baghdad Bounedjah ( Algeria & Etoile du Sahel)

Felipe Ovono (Equatorial Guinea & Orlando Pirates)

Kermit Erasmus (South Africa & Orlando Pirates)

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania & TP Mazembe)

Mohamed Meftah ( Algeria & USM Alger)

Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ (Sudan & El Hilal)

Robert Kidiaba Muteba ( DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe)

Zineddine Ferhat (Algeria & USM Alger)

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