Absa Premiership

Bucs' stars in line for CAF crown

2015-10-12 10:33
Thamsanqa Gabuza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Four Orlando Pirates players are in contention to win CAF's Africa-based Player of the Year award.

Captain Oupa Manyisa, goalkeeper Felipe Ovono and forwards Kermit Erasmus and Thamsanqa Gabuza were named on the 24-man shortlist for the award on Sunday.

The quartet have all been an integral part in Orlando Pirates' CAF Confederation Cup final where the Sea Robbers will face Etoile Sahel of Tunisia in the two-leg final.

The Soweto giants opposition have had two of their players nominated for the award. 

Ahmed Akaichi and Baghdâd Bounedjah have been singled out as the Tunisian side's best performers.

The 24-man shortlist for CAF's Africa-based Player of the Year award:

Abdeladim Khadrouf (Moghreb Tetouan, Morocco), Abdelmalek Ziaya (ES SETIF, Algeria) Ahmed Akaichi (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Andiramahitsinoro Carolus (USMA, Algeria), Baghdâd Bounedjah (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Bakri el Madina (El Merriekh, Sudan), Bassem Morsi (Zamalek, Egypt), Boris Moubhio (AC. Leopards, Congo), Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien, Mali), Felipe Ovono (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Guelassiognon Sylvain Gbohouo (T.P Mazembe, D.R Congo), Hazem Emam (Zamalek, Egypt), Hocine Ragued (Espérance de Tunis, Tunisia), Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Malick Evouna (Al Ahly, Egypt), Mbwana Aly Samatta (T.P Mazembé, D.R Congo), Mohamed Koffi (Zamalek, Egypt), Mohamed Meftah (USMA, Algeria), Moudather el Tahir (Al Hilal, Sudan) , Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Robert Kidiaba (T.P Mazembe, D.R Congo), Roger Assalé (T.P Mazembe, D.R Congo), Thamsanqa Gabuza (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) and (Zein Edin Farahat USMA, Algeria) 


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