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Saints Duo Up For African Footballer Of The Year Award
Monday, 12th Oct 2015 10:43

As you have no doubt already guessed the duo in question are Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama, but who are they up against ?


Sadio Mane & Victor Wanyama are among the nominees for African Footballer Of The Year awarded by the Confederation Of African Football, however they are far from certaintees with the initial list comprising of 37 players .

This number will be whittled down to 10 next month, then that will come down to 5 and finally 3 before the awards ceremony itself which will be scheduled for around the turn of the year.

Of the 37 initially nominated, 11 are English based, including Mane & Wanyama.

1. Ahmed Musa CSKA Moscow, Russia Nigeria
2. Andre Ayew Swansea City, England Ghana
3. Aymen ABDENNOUR FC Valence, Spain Tunisia
4. Baghdad Bonjah Étoile du Sahel, Tunisia Algeria
5. Bassem Morsi Zamalek, Egypt Egypt
6. Chrisitian Atsu Bournemouth, England Ghana
7. Dieu Merci Mbokani Norwich, England D.R Congo
8. El Arbi Hillel Soudani Dynamo Zagreb, Croatia Algeria
9. Faouzi Ghoulam Napoli, Italy Algeria
10. Férébory Doré Angers, France Congo
11. Gervais Yao Kouassi Rome, Italy Cote d’Ivoire
12. Ibrahima Traoré Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany Guinea
13. Javier Balboa Al-Faisaly, Saudi Arabia Equatorial Guinea
14. Héldon Ramos Rio Ave, Portugal Cape Verde
15. Mame Diouf Stoke City, England Senegal
16. Max Alain Gradel Bournemouth, England Cote d’Ivoire
17. Mehdi Benatia Bayern Munich, Germany Morocco
18. Modather Al Tayeb “Karika” Al Hilal, Sudan Sudan
19. Mohamed Salah As Roma, Italy Egypt
20. Nicolas Nkoulou Marseille, France Cameroon
21. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund, Germany Gabon
22. Robert Kidiaba T.P Mazembe, D.R Congo D.R Congo
23. Rudy Gestede Aston Villa, England Benin
24. Riyad Mahrez Leicester City, England Algeria
25. Sadio Mané Southampton, England Senegal
26. Serge AURIER Paris Saint Germain, France Côte d’Ivoire
27. Seydou keita Rome, Italy Mali
28. Sofiane FEGHOULI Valence, Spain Algeria
29. Stéphane Mbia Trabzonspor, Turkey Cameroon
30. Thievy Bifouma Granada, Spain Congo
31. Victor Wanyama Southampton, England Kenya
32. Vincent Aboubakar Porto, Portugal Cameroon
33. Vincent Enyeama Lille, France Nigeria
34. Yacine Brahimi Porto, Portugal Algeria
35. Yannick Bolasie Crystal Palace, England RD Congo
36. Yasine Chikhaoui Al-Gharafa, Qatar Tunisia
37. Yaya Toure Man City, England Cot d’Ivoire

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