Cape Town - The BBC have announced the five contenders for this year’s BBC African Footballer of the
The shortlist was unveiled to football fans around the world
during a launch programme in Lagos.
The 2018 nominees are:
Medhi Benatia – Juventus and
Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli and
Sadio Mané – Liverpool and
Thomas Partey – Atletico Madrid
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool and
Voting kicked off on Saturday, November 17 and will run until 20:00 Sunday, December 2 when
the vote closes. The public can vote online for their favourite player here.
presenter of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018, says: “It’s been
an interesting year for African football, especially with the highs and lows of
the FIFA World Cup. We’ve seen some outstanding performances from world class
players, both in league and cup matches, so anyone can win this!”
The winner of BBC
African Footballer of the Year 2018 will be revealed live during Focus on
Africa on BBC World News and BBC World Service on Friday, December 14.
of the award include: Mohamed Salah (2017); Riyad Mahrez (2016), Yaya Touré
(2015 and 2013); and Yacine Brahimi (2014).