Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela has tipped Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the favourite to win the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
“He has been in great form this year for German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, scoring a lot of goals,” Masilela told the club’s official website.
Former Bafana Bafana winger Delron Buckley also thinks that Aubameyang stands a good chance of winning the award, but added that he wouldn’t mind if Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi wins it.
“Although, as a former winger myself, I wouldn’t mind if Brahimi wins it again. He’s a special player, who helped Portuguese side Porto to reach their first Champions League quarter-final in six years.”
Aubameyang and Brahimi have made it to the shortlist of five candidates for the award.
The shortlist was announced by the BBC at Chiefs’ Village on Saturday afternoon.
Other candidates for the award are: Ghanaian André Ayew, Senegal’s Sadio Mané and Yaya Touré of Ivory Coast.
The winner will be decided by African football fans, who have until November 30 to vote for their choice.
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