Moses, Salah, Mane, Ajayi Make CAF Awards Top Lists; Troost-Ekong Dropped

Moses, Salah, Mane, Ajayi Make CAF Awards Top Lists; Troost-Ekong Dropped

By James Agberebi: Super Eagles forward Victor Moses has been shortlisted in the top 11 of the 2017 Aiteo CAF African Player Footballer of the Year Awards.

Moses and 10 other players were revealed on CAF’s verified Twitter handle on Monday.

In the initial 30-man shortlist that was released on November 1, Moses’ Super Eagles teammate, William Troost-Ekong, made the cut but did not make the 11-man shortlist.

Other players who are included in the list include Mohamed Salah of Egypt, Sadio Mane of Senegal, Denis Onyango of Uganda, Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi and Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso.

Also in the 11-man shortlist are Senegal’s Keita Balde, Naby Keita of Guinea, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon, Karim El Ahmadi of Morocco and Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar.

In the 10-man list for the African Player of the Year based in Africa, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medal winner, Junior Ajayi, who plays for Al Ahly of Egypt was included.

Also in the list are Onyango of Uganda, Ali Maaloul of Tunisia, Banse of Burkina Faso, Ben Malango of Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia’s Taha Yassine Khenissi, Morocco’s Mohamed Ounnajem, Ahmed Fathi of Egypt and Achraf Bencharki of Morocco.

The winner in each of the categories will be announced on January 4, 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

Top-11 African Player of the Year nominees:

Victor Moses (Nigeria)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Sadio Mane (Senegal)

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria)

Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon)

Denis Onyango (Uganda)

Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco)

Keita Baldi (Senegal)

Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso)

Naby Keita (Guinea)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Top-10 African Player of the Year Based in Africa nominees:

Denis Onyango (Uganda)

Junior Ajayi (Nigeria)

Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia)

Ben Malango (DRC)

Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco)

Ahmed Fathi (Egypt)

Achraf Bencharki (Morocco)

Aristide Banse (Burkina Faso)

Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia)


  • moses all d way

  • moses is the best

  • Compared to last season success he’s on the way.

  • Moses will beat every other player to win the BBC African player of the year and win the CAF African player of the year. Congrats in advance the toast of African football, Victor Moses.

  • Vote for Victor Moses, dont just come on this platform and shout he’s the best

    • Offiongjamesusoro 1 year ago

      How do l vote? I HV been trying but to no avail.

  • when they are going to follow foot ball sallah is the best

  • Adeomo Omoniyi 1 year ago

    Victor Moses

  • Just don’t understand Caf self..first was 30 now 11,later 3…y the long process? Y not 30 to 3,just like Fifa.wishing moses d best,was outstanding for Chelsea and Nigeria.

  • Holy Moses all d way

  • As much as my sentiment goes for Moses , I think Sallah deserves it

  • DIUTO NWACHUKU 1 year ago

    V. MOSES, NA YOU WE NO… Salah is a fantastic player though, but NOTHING for him…

  • Moses Ayeni 1 year ago

    My name seek most win this award by God grace

  • let just say moses should get fit,and i think he deserves it.

  • may be he is in the way

  • Please me the link to vote for my moses he will be the winner with what he did last season

  • I’m a Nigerian bt tbh I will always pick mane ahead of moses everyday, I’m nt a Liverpool fan bt I think I like mane style of play….jst my opinion

  • Go and vote for Moses not commenting only vote for him

  • It is the BBC award that the public vote. For the CAF award it is the coaches and team captains of the national teams that votes just like FIFA. So those ‘too knows’ urging people to go vote should show us where to vote. BBC vs CAF footballer of the year. Salah is just picking up but for injury Moses was the reigning name on everyone’s lip. The voters may remember Moses’ exploits before his injury allowing Salah to be ‘smarting.’