The African Voetbalconfederatie CAF has Friday a shortlist with the names of the ten remaining players for the trophy for the African Footballer of the Year announced.
The Egyptian Mo Salah is the absolute favourite to be himself, to follow. The attacker of Liverpool played last season, the final of the Champions League and was topschutter in the Premier League.
As the main competitors, he Gabonees Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) and Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mané. The former Mouscron-attacker Anice Badri (Espérance Tunis) is a surprising name in the last ten. The winner will be on 8 January in the Senegalese capital Dakar published. The coaches and captains of African countries, voetballegendes of the continent, and a select group of journalists allowed to vote.
In the category for ‘best young rider’ is a Nigerian former Racing Genk player Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) one of the three nominees. He takes on the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund) and the Mix-Franck Kessie (AC Milan).