December 1, 2018

Ben MALANGO among the best thirty-four!

Ben MALANGO among the best thirty-four!

The months of December often rhyme with plebiscites and distinctions. CAF is not exempt, since like every year, it has published an expanded list of the best African players in the world.

Thirty-four (34) players – including TPM's Ben MALANGO NGITA – and fifteen (15) female players were nominated for the two flagship awards: African Male Player of the Year and Female African Player of the Year.

Having scored seven goals in the Champions League last season, it could have been a big year for Big Ben under the Mazembe colors if TPM had gone over the quarters. Never mind, we can only congratulate the Ravens center forward for his presence among the thirty-four best African players.

The awards gala, intended to honor footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during the year, will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

Here is a complete list of the best nominated African players:

1. Abdelmoumene DJABOU (Algeria and ES Sétif)

2. Ahmed GOMAA (Egypt and El Mary)

3. Ahmed MUSA (Nigeria and Al-Nassr) 

4. Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal)

5. André ONANA (Cameroon and Ajax)

6. Anis BADRI (Tunisia and Espérance)

7. Ayoub El KAABI (Morocco and Hebei China Fortune)

8. Ben MALANGO (DRC and TP Mazembe)

9. Denis ONYANGO (Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns)

10. Fanev ANDRIATSIMA (Madagascar and Clermont Foot)

11. Franck KOM (Cameroon and Espréance)

12. Jacinto Muondo DALA ‘Gelson’ (Angola and Primeiro de Agosto)

13. Hakim ZIYECH (Morocco and Ajax) 

14. Idrissa GUEYE (Senegal and Everton)

15. Ismail HADDAD (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club)

16. Jean-Marc MAKUSU MUNDELE (DRC and AS Vita)

17. Kalidou KOULIBALY (Senegal and Napoli)

18. Mahmoud BENHALIB (Morocco and Raja Club Athletic)

19. Mehdi BENATIA (Morocco and Juventus)

20. Mohamed SALAH (Egypt and Liverpool)

21. Moussa MAREGA (Mali and Porto)

22. Naby KEITA (Guinea and Liverpool)

23. Odion IGHALO (Nigeria and Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)

24. Percy TAU (South Africa and Union Saint-Gilloise) 

25. Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon and Arsenal)

26. Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria and Manchester City)

27. Sadio MANE (Senegal and Liverpool)

28. Taha KHENESSI (Tunisia and Espérance)

29. Thomas PARTEY (Ghana and Atletico Madrid)

30. Wahbi KHARZI (Tunisia and Saint-Étienne)

31. Walid SOLIMAN (Egypt and Al Ahly)

32. Wilfried ZAHA (Ivory Coast and Crystal Palace)

33. Yacine BRAHIMI (Algeria and Porto)

34. Youcef BELAILI (Algeria and Espérance)



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