Friday, November 15, 2013
Mikel, Enyeama, Emenike, two others nominated for CAF African Player of Year
Super Eagles players among the list of the 2013 African Player of the
This is contained in a statement issued by CAF on Friday.
The statement from CAF listed the players to include, the Super
Eagles' captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama; as well as Ahmed Musa
and Emmanuel Emenike; who are forward players.
Others are Chelsea's Mikel Obi and Warri Wolves Sunday Mba, both midfielders.
It said that 25 players made the cut for the flagship African Player
of the Year category, and 21 made the African Player of the Year,
based in Africa.
The reigning African Player of the Year, Ivorian Yaya Toure; two of
his compatriots, Didier Drogba and Yao Kouassi Gervais 'Gervinho';
also made the exalted list of African footballers.
Two players each from Ghana, Egypt, Cape Verde and Algeria also made
the African Player of the Year category.
There was one nominee each from Senegal, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Mali,
Ehiopia, Guinea, Cameroon, Morocco and Gabon.
The list of nominees for CAF's African Player of the Year, based in
Africa, included the reigning Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt, and only
Nigeria's Sunday Mba made the list.
Four players from Tunisia's local league made the second list; while
Cameroon, Egypt and South-Africa have three nominees each.
Ehiopia has two, while Cote D'Ivoire, Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo,
Nigeria and Mali have a nominee each.
The eventual winners for both categories will be announced at the
Glo-CAF AwardsGala scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Lagos.