Eto’o & Gyan lead CAF African player of the year nominees

Nov 08, 2010

Cameroon and Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto’o leads a list of 10 players who have been nominated for the Confederation of African football 2010 Player of the year.

Ghana’s Asomoah Gyan also makes the list of 10 players drawn from West and North Arica who will vie for the prestigious award.

Five other players have been shortlisted for the African-based Player of the year award.

The Awards Gala 2010 will be held on December 20, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. 

The winners of the two categories will be decided votes from the respective senior national teams’ Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the 53 National Associations affiliated to CAF.

For the 2010 Player of the Year, the nominees are: Ahmed Hassan (Al-Ahly and Egypt), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille and Ghana), Kevin Prince Boateng (AC Milan and Ghana), Madjid Bougherra (Rangers and Algeria), Didier Drogba (Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire), Samuel Eto’o Fils (Inter Milan and Cameroon), Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ (Al-Ahly and Egypt), Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland and Ghana), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire), and Seydou Keita (Barcelona and Mali).

 The contenders for the African-based Player of the Year are: Ahmed Hassan (Al-Ahly and Egypt), Oussama Darragi (Esperance and Tunisia), Alain Kaluyituka Dioko (TP Mazembe and DR Congo), Michael Eneramo (Esperance and Nigeria) and Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ (Al-Ahly and Egypt).