CAF African Player of The Year Awards 2016 Nominees Announced

CAF African Player of The Year Awards 2016 Nominees Announced – We are very pleased to inform you all that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the nominees of African Player of the Year awards 2016. Like we all know that the African Player of the Year awards awarded by CAF is base on how well an African Player excelled in their respective clubs and country during the football year.

One of the good News about this 2016 CAF African Player Of The Year Award Nominees, is that the African Player of the Year awards 2015 winner, Borrusia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also among the Top-5 Shortlisted African Player of the Year 2016 (CAF 2016 nominees) along with Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and more. Just see the full list of Top-5 Shortlisted CAF-Glo Awards 2016 below:

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Below is the The 5-Man African Player of the Year awards Nominees 2016 include

  1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borrusia Dortmund),
  2. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City),
  3. Sadio Mane (Liverpool),
  4. Mohammed Salah (Roma)
  5. Islam Slimani (Leicester City).

Top five Nominees for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) includes;

  1. Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns & Zimbabwe)
  2. Keegan Dolly (Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa)
  3. Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe & Zambia)
  4. Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa)
  5. Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns & Uganda)

Past Winners of The CAF Award since 2006 Till Date

The past winners of the competition since 2006 are

  • 2015- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • 2014- Yaya Toure
  • 2013- Yaya Toure
  • 2012- Yaya Toure
  • 2011- Yaya Toure
  • 2010- Samuel Eto’o
  • 2009- Didier Drogba
  • 2008- Emmanuel Adebayor
  • 2007- Frederick Kanoute
  • 2006- Didier Drogba

Please note that this nominees were decided by votes from the members of the Caf Media Committee, Caf Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member panel of experts. Prssible low performance might be the reason why the Nigerians Young star like: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) and Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) failed to make the list of CAF African Player of The Year Awards 2016 Nominees Announced.

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