Dede named in Africa footballer of the year 10-man shortlist

Andre Ayew has been named by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a 10-man shortlist for the 2015 AFrica footballer of the year award, it is official.

The son of Abedi Pele will fight for the continent’s top prize his father famously won three times in a row back in the early 1990s.

The other Ghanaian named in the previous shortlist of 37 players announced back on October 11, Christian Atsu has however failed to make it into the final ten following his injury plagued season at Bournemouth despite being named the best player at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations back in February.

Ayew faces stern opposition from record 4 consecutive times winner, Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast who is also the only African in the race for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award.

Below is the the top 10 nominees for the two categories; African Player of the Year 2015 and African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) 2015.

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

The awards gala will be held on Thursday, 7 January 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.

 African Player of the year

André Ayew (Ghana & Swansea)

Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia & Valencia)

Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ (Sudan & El Hilal)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

Sadio Mané (Senegal & Southampton)

Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint Germain)

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria & Valencia)

Yacine Brahimi ( Algeria & Porto)

Yaya Touré (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester City).

 

African Player of the – Year Based in Africa

 

Abdeladim Khadrouf (Morocco & Moghreb Tetouan)

Baghdad Bounedjah ( Algeria & Etoile du Sahel)

Felipe Ovono (Equatorial Guinea & Orlando Pirates)

Kermit Erasmus (South Africa & Orlando Pirates)

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania & TP Mazembe)

Mohamed Meftah ( Algeria & USM Alger)

Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ (Sudan & El Hilal)

Robert Kidiaba Muteba ( DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe)

Zineddine Ferhat (Algeria & USM Alger)