Ayew In 30 Man List For Top CAF Award


Ghana Black Stars deputy captain Andre Dede Ayew has been named in a 30 man list for top Confederation of African Football (CAF) award of the year 2016

The Black Stars deputy captain will be seeking to win it for the first time after missing on the catalog for the last edition in Lagos and afterwards finished third behind winner Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Yaya Toure.

He finished his debut season at Swansea City as the club’s top scorer.

But he faces stiff competition from English Premier League title-winner Riyad Mahrez who was named Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year with 17 goals and 11 assists in 34 league games.

Also included in the list are Manchester United’s Eric Bailly, Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Manchester City kid Kelechi Iheanacho and others

Below is the of 30 man list

Ahmed Musa(Nigeria &Leicester)

Andre Ayew(Ghana & West Ham)

Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia & Valencia)

Benjamin Mounkandjo (Cameroon & Lorient)

Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

Dennis Onyango(Uganda & memelodi Sundowns)

El Arabi Hillel Soudani(Algeria & Dinamo Zagreb)

Eric Bailly(Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

Hakim Ziyech(Morocco & Ayax)

Islam Slimani(Algeria & Leicester)

Itumeleng Khune(South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

John Mikel Obi(Nigeria & Chelsea)

Kalidou Koulibaly(Senegal & Napoli)

Keegan Dolly(South Africa &Mamelodi Sundowns)

Kelechi Ihianocho(Nigeria & Manchester City)

Khama Billiat(Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Mehdi Benatia(Morocco & Juventus)

Mbwana Samatta(Tanzania & Genk)

Mohammed El Neny(Egypt &Arsenal)

Mohammed Salah(Egypt &Roma)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang(Gabon & Dortmund)

Riyad Mahrez(Algeria (Leicester City)

Samuel E’to(Cameoon & Antalyaspor)

Serge Aurrier(Cote d’Ivoire & PSG)

Victor Wanyama(Kenya & Tottenham)

Wahbi Khazri(Tunisia & Sunderland)

William Jebor(Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

Yannick Bolaise(DR Congo &Everton)

Yao Kouasi Gervinho(Cote d’Ivoire & Hebei Fortune