local soccer 7.11.2014 03:43 pm

Meyiwa up for CAF award

Nominated: Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

Nominated: Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

The late Senzo Meyiwa is one of four South Africans to receive nominations for the Confederation of African Football’s 2014 African Player of the Year awards.

Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain Meyiwa, along with Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs and Bongani Ndulula of AmaZulu have been listed as nominees in CAF’s African Player of the Year award for players based on the African continent.

Geoffrey Massa, the University of Pretoria’s Ugandan striker, has also been nominated.

Ajax Amsterdam’s Thulani Serero, meanwhile, is among the nominees for CAF’s overall African Player of the Year award.

The winner will be announced on January 8, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The nominees

African Player of the Year

Thulani Serero. Pic: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Thulani Serero. Pic: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

Ahmed Musa (Nigeria, CSKA Moscow), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana, Al Ain), Dame N’doye (Senegal, Lokomotiv Moscow), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo, Tottenham), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon, Schalke 04), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien), Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien), Yao Kouassi Gervais ‘Gervinho’ (Cote d’Ivoire, AS Roma), Islam Slimani (Algeria, Sporting Lisbon), Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana, Juventus), Mehdi Benatia (Morocco, Bayern Munich), Mohamed El Neny (Egypt, Basel), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund), Raïs M’Bolhi (Algeria, Philadelphia Union), Sadio Mané (Senegal, Southampton), Seydou Kieta (Mali, As Roma), Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria, Valencia), Stephane Mbia (Cameroon,  Sevilla), Thulani Serero (South Africa, Ajax) Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon, Porto), Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria, Lille), Wilfried Bony (Cote d’Ivoire, Swansea), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria, Porto), Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo, Crystal Palace), Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire, Man City).

African Player of the Year (Based in Africa)

Amr Gamal (Egypt, Al Ahly), Abdelrahman Fetori (Libya, Ahly Benghazi), Bernard Parker (South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs), Bongani Ndulula (South Africa, Amazulu), Akram Djahnit (Algeria, ES Setif), Ejike Uzoenyi (Nigeria, Enugu Rangers), El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria, ES Setif), Fakhereddine Ben Youssef   (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien), Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien), Firmin Mubel Ndombe (DR Congo, AS Vita), Geoffrey Massa (Uganda, Pretoria University), Jean Kasusula (DR Congo, TP Mazembe), Kader Bidimbou (Congo, AC Leopards), Lema Mabidi (DR Congo, As Vita), Mudathir Al Taieb (Sudan, Al Hilal), Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire, Sewe Sport), Senzo Meyiwa (South Africa, Orlando Pirates), Solomon Asante (Ghana, TP Mazembe), Souleymane Moussa (Cameroon, Coton Sport), Yunus Sentamu (Uganda, AS Vita).

Would you like to place a soccer bet? Click here to get started in 3 easy steps.

 

Contact Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

today in print

today in print