Breaking: CAF Releases African Player of the Year 2017 Shortlist

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Breaking: CAF Releases African Player of the Year Shortlist

The Award Ceremony will take place on place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana. The current holder of the Prestigious Award is Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City) who surprisingly along side Victor Wanyama (Kenya & Tottenham Hotspur) are the major absentees on the shortlist.

The Award is based on 2 categories, first is the African Player of the Year (European Based) and African Player of the Year (African Based). The voting began on 11 November and closed today 27th November at 18:00 GMT.

The Federation newly introduced the involvement of Senior National Team Captains into the panel of judges who are involved in the voting process. The panel of judges formerly comprised of Head Coaches and ten members from the Independent Media and TV Consultants group.

Below Is The List Of African Player of the Year (European Based)

*Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & B. Dortmund)
*Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
*Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
*Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)
*Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)
*Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)
*Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Olympique Lyon)
*Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
*Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Olympique Lyon)
*Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)
*Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)
*Eric Bailly (Manchester United)

List Of African Player of the Year (African Based)

*Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
*Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly)
*Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
*Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & El Masry)
*Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
*Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
*Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport)
*Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly)
*Mohamed Ounnajem (Morooco & Wydad Athletic Club)
*Taha Yassine Khenisssi (Tunisia & Esperance)
*Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

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