African Player of the Year 2016 Nominees

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the names of the nominees for the 2016 African Player of the Year.  The award ceremony will be held in Abuja, Nigeria in January 2017.

  1. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Leicester City)
  2. Andre Ayew (Ghana & West Ham)
  3. Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia & Valencia)
  4. Benjamin Mounkandjo (Cameroon & Lorient)
  5. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)
  6. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  7. El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Algeria & Dinamo Zagreb)
  8. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)
  9. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
  10. Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)
  11. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)
  12. John Mikel Obi (Nigeria & Chelsea)
  13. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
  14. Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  15. Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)
  16. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  17. Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)
  18. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
  19. Mohamed El Neny (Egypt & Arsenal)
  20. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)
  21. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)
  22. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
  23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  24. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon & Antalyaspor)
  25. Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & PSG)
  26. Victor Wanyama (Kenya & Tottenham)
  27. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Sunderland)
  28. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)
  29. Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo & Everton)
  30. Yao Kouasi Gervais ‘Gervinho’ (Cote d’Ivoire & Hebei Fortune)

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