Register Login Scores

African Football

Shortlist For CAF African Player Of The Year Revealed

The 11-man shortlist for the CAF African Player of the Year award has been revealed, and one Mamelodi Sundowns star has been included on the list.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see which players made the list.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango has been shortlisted as one of Africa’s best players and is the only South African-based Representative on the list.

The Ugandan international keeper has been in sublime form for his club who were unfortunate to lose out on defending their CAF Champions League title when they went down to eventual champions Wydad Casablanca in the quarter-finals.

Onyango is joined on the shortlist by high-profiled players such as Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (Senegal), Mohamed Salah (Egypt + Liverpool FC), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon + Borussia Dortmund).

Last year's winner, Riyad Mahrez was left off the 11-man shortlist for 2017.

Full list of nominees:

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

Aubameyang Equals African Bundesliga Record

The Highest Paid Players In The World After Messi Extension

Latest FIFA Rankings Announced

3 comments

Top 5

Chiefs, Stellies Agree Terms For Top Striker?

42 May 23, 2022 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: CAF Release Statement, Bafana Handed Boost

16 May 24, 2022 08:27 AM in African Football

Pirates Chairman Gives Mhango Blessing

35 May 24, 2022 04:54 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Real Madrid Line Up Five Targets After Mbappe News

3 May 23, 2022 08:26 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Exclusive! Latest On Chiefs & Maart…

53 May 18, 2022 10:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Open Negotiations For Top Target

37 May 22, 2022 11:57 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Soldiers Left Behind As Pirates Prepare For War

44 May 20, 2022 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Pictures: 'Drunk' Grealish, Pep & City Stars Enjoy Bus Parade

3 May 24, 2022 12:27 PM in English Premier League

Confirmed: Midfielder Leaving Chiefs

41 May 24, 2022 03:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Zidane To Make Return To Coaching?

2 May 24, 2022 02:30 PM in World News

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Pictures: 'Drunk' Grealish, Pep & City Stars Enjoy Bus Parade

3 May 24, 2022 12:27 PM in English Premier League

Downs Coach Says Chiefs And Bucs Are Edging Closer

21 May 19, 2022 09:37 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns