• CAF Award: Khalid Boutaib and Karim El Ahmadi named in provisional 30-man list for 2017 African Player of the Year Award

    (TheAtlasLions.com) Feyenoord captain Karim El Ahmadi and Yeni Malatyaspor striker Khalid Boutaib have been named in a provisional 30-man list for the 2017 African Player of the Year Award.

    The winner will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts.

    The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

    African Player of the Year

    1. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)

    2. Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon)

    3. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

    4. Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle)

    5. Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye)

    6. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

    7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

    8. Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun)

    9. Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla)

    10. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)

    11. Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice)

    12. Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana)

    13. Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)

    14. Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)

    15. Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor)

    16. Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk)

    17. Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona)

    18. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

    19. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)

    20. Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)

    21. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

    22. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

    23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

    24. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)

    25. Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)

    26. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)

    27. William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria & Bursaspor)

    28. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)

    29. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia & Al Duhail)

    30. Yves Bissouma (Mali & Lille)

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