CAF Names Top 3 Nominees For Glo-CAF Awards

Posted on December 22, 2016

Three nominees for the 2016 Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year and African Player of the Year (based in Africa) awards were released on Wednesday in Cairo byConfederation of African Football (CAF).

In the African Player of the Year category, the three players unveiled are reigning African Footballer of the Year and Borussia Dortmund winger, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Gabon, Senegal and Liverpool midfielder, Sadio Mane, and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City of England and Algeria.

The players shortlisted for African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) include Rainford Kabala of Zambia and T.P Mazembe F.C and Mamelodi Sundowns F.C of South Africa duo of Dennis Onyango from Uganda and Zimbabwean, Khama Billiat.

The list is prepared through a vigorous selection process by the Technical, Football and Media Committees of CAF, taking into account the performance of the players for their national teams and clubs from January to November of each year.

The ultimate winner of the award will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches or the Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.

The African Football King will be crowned at the Awards Night holding at the International Convention Centre, Abuja on 5 January, 2017. Winners in other categories will also be announced at the event.

Globacom has been the title sponsor of the Awards since 2005.

 

 

 

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