Soccer Brand: CAF Shortlist For African Player Of The Year Award

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By Amaka Akachukwu

GLO CAF AWARDS

Five Nigerians made it to the CAF list for the African Player of The Year Award. Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Midfielder John Mikel Obi and forward Emmanuel Emenike are among the five Nigerians who made the list.

Also on the list are duo Ahmed Musa and Africa Cup of Nations hero Sunday Mba.

The number represents one fifth of the total nominees and that means Nigeria have the highest number of players nominated for the award.

They face competition from 20 other players from around the continent, including the three Ivorians; Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Gervinho.

See full list of nominees below:

NAMES COUNTRY
AHMED MUSA NIGERIA
     ASAMOAH GYAN    GHANA
     DAME  N’DOYE    SENEGAL
     DIDER  DROGBA    COTE D’IVOIRE
     EMMANUEL EMENIKE    NIGERIA
     ISLAM SLIMANI    ALGERIA
     JOHN MIKEL OBI    NIGERIA
     JONATHAN PITROIPA    BURKINA FASO
     KEVIN CONSTANT    GUINEA
     KWADWO ASAMOAH    GHANA
    LUIS CARLOS ALMADA SOARES    CAPE VERDE
     MEHDI BENATTIA    MOROCCO
     MOHAMMED ABOUTRIKA    EYGPT
     MOHAMMED SALAH    EGYPT
     NICOLAS NKOULOU    CAMEROON
 PIERRE- EMERICK AUBAMEYANG    GABON
     RYAN ISAAC MENDES    CAPE VERDE
     SALADIN SAID    ETHIOPIA
     SEYDOU KEITA    MALI
     SOFIANNE FEGHOULI    ALGERIA
     SUNDAY MBA    NIGERIA
     VICTOR WANYAMA    KENYA
     VINCENT ENYEAMA    NIGERIA
     GERVINHO    COTE D’IVOIRE
     YAYA TOURE    COTE D’IVOIRE
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