The Top Ten Nominees For The African Footballer Of The Year.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the final Top 10 nominees for the 2019 African footballer of the Year award....

The 28th edition of the CAF Awards ceremony to celebrate and honour African footballers and officials who have done exceptionally well for the year, since it's inception in 1992 will be held on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at the Albatross Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, in Hurghada, Egypt.

Final Top Ten Nominees 

CAF had initially released a 30-man nominees for the African best footballer of the year 2019, which has now been cut short to top ten finalist prior to the awards ceremony.

Egyptian reigning champion Mohamed Salah who won it back-to-back in 2017 and 2018 has once again been nominated in the final top ten list, alongside his Liverpool teammate and Senegal forward Sadio Mane who also came second in both occasions.

Gabon and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang, who also won the awards in 2015 after a wonderful performance with his then club side Borrusia Dortmund has also been nominated among the top ten this year.

Senegal and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly also made the final list, alongside Ajax duo Hakim Ziyech (Tunisia) and Andre Onana (Cameroon goalkeeper).

The Nigeria and Shanghai Shenhua striker "Odion Ighalo" also made it to the final top ten list, after the 30-year-old had a good performance at the AFCON 2019 with the Super Eagles team. He emerged the top goal scorer of the competition with Five goals.
The Algerian national team, who won this year’s AFCON for the second time in history, have the highest nominees with three (3) players:
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez who has also won the award in 2016, after winning the Premier League, and having a great season with his former club side Leicester City has made the cut, alongside fellow country men AC Milan midfielder Ismail Bennacer and Al-Ahli winger Youcef Belaili makes it to the top ten list.

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