CAF’s 2017 African Player Award: Victor Moses, Troos-Ekong, Junior Ajayi Makes List [See Full List]

CAF on Wednesday published its list of nominees for the for the 2017 African Player of the Year and three Nigerian players are included

Super Eagles duo Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong made the 30-man elite list (dominated by players plying their trade outside Africa) while Junior Ajayi, who plies his trade in Egypt with Al Ahly, was included in the second-tier category of the African Player of the Year-based in Africa.
According to CAF, the winner of the top award will be decided by votes from the head coaches/technical directors of the national associations affiliated to the federation, members of the Technical and Development Committee and a panel of media experts and the ceremony will be held in Accra, January 4th 2018

Moses is one of the favourites for the continent’s biggest award after helping Chelsea win the Premier League title last season.

The 26-year-old Chelsea wing-back, who is currently sidelined by injury, scored three goals to help Nigeria qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Turkey-based defender Troost-Ekong expressed his delight at his nomination for the award along with Moses.

“Honoured to be nominated for African Player of the Year. Representing Nigeria together with Victor Moses,” the Bursaspor player wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

African Player of the Year (30 nominees)

Vincent Aboubakar (CMR, Porto/POR),
Karim el Ahmadi (MAR, Feyenoord/NED),
Christian Atsu (GHA, Newcastle/ENG),
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB, Borussia Dortmund/GER),
Eric Bailly (CIV, Manchester Utd/ENG),
Cedric Bakambu (COD, Villarreal/ESP),
Keita Balde (SEN, Monaco/FRA),
Christian Bassogog (CMR, Henan Jianye/CHN),
Yves Bissouma (MLI, Lille/FRA),
Khalid Boutaib (MAR, Yeni Malatyaspor/TUR),
Yacine Brahimi (ALG, Porto/POR),
Essam el Hadary (EGY, Al Taawoun/KSA),
Junior Kabananga (COD, Astana/KAZ),
Fackson Kapumbu (ZAM, Zesco Utd),
Naby Keita (GUI, RB Leipzig/GER),
Ali Maaloul (TUN, Al Ahly/EGY),
Sadio Mane (SEN, Liverpool/ENG),
Moussa Marega (MLI, Porto/POR),
Victor Moses (NGR, Chelsea/ENG),
Youssef Msakni (TUN, Al Duhail/QAT),
Michael Olunga (KEN, Girona/ESP),
Fabrice Ondoa (CMR, Sevilla/ESP),
Denis Onyango (UGA, Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA),
Thomas Partey (GHA, Atletico Madrid/ESP),
Mohamed Salah (EGY, Liverpool/ENG),
Mbwana Samata (TAN, Genk/BEL),
Jean Michel Seri (CIV, Nice/FRA),
Percy Tau (RSA, Mamelodi Sundowns),
Bertrand Traore (BUR, Lyon/FRA),
William Troost-Ekong (NGR, Bursaspor/TUR)Africa-based Player of the Year (30)

Nasr Eldin Ahmed (SUD, Al Hilal Obeid),
Junior Ajayi (NGR, Al Ahly/EGY),
Karim Aouadhi (TUN, CS Sfaxien),
Aristide Bance (BUR, Al Masry/EGY),
Alkhaly Bangoura (GUI, Etoile Sahel/TUN),
Achraf Bencharki (MAR, Wydad Casablanca),
Jeremy Brockie (NZL, SuperSport Utd/RSA),
Faouzi Chaouchi (ALG, Mouloudia Alger),
Oussama Darfalou (ALG, USM Alger),
Muaid Ellafi (LBA, Al Ahly Tripoli),
Tady Etekiama (COD, V Club),
Ahmed Fathy (EGY, Al Ahly),
Dean Furman (RSA, SuperSport Utd),
Sylvain Gbohouo (CIV, TP Mazembe/COD),
Tarek Hamed (EGY, Zamalek),
Fackson Kapumbu (ZAM, Zesco Utd),
Saber Khalifa (TUN, Club Africain),
Taha Yassine Khenissi (TUN, Esperance),
Ali Maaloul (TUN, Al Ahly/EGY),
Ayman Majid (MAR, FUS Rabat),
Ben Malango (COD, TP Mazembe),
Aymen Mathlouthi (TUN, Etoile Sahel),
Mohamed Meftah (ALG, USM Alger),
Sabelo Ndzinisa (SWZ, Mbabane Swallows),
Denis Onyango (UGA, Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA, title-holder),
Mohamed Ounnajem (MAR, Wydad Casablanca),
Elsamani Saadeldin (SUD, Al Merrikh),
Saladin Said (ETH, St George),
Geoffrey Sserunkuma (UGA, KCCA),
Percy Tau (RSA, Mamelodi Sundowns)
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