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Dolly, Khune lead SA in CAF awards

2016-10-18 10:30
Keagan Dolly (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a 30-man list nominated for the 2016 African Player of the Year and their 25-man nominees for the 2016 African Player of the Year - Based in Africa, award.

Three South Africans - Hlompho Kekana, Keagan Dolly and Itumeleng Khune - have been nominated in the ‘Based in Africa’ player of the year award.

Meanwhile, three Mamelodi Sundowns players - Dennis Onyango, Khama Billiat and Dolly - were nominated for the African Player of the Year award, along with Kaizer Chiefs 'keeper Khune in the category.

Other international African players recognised include Leicester City's Riyaad Mahrez, John Obi Mikel from Chelsea, Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, and Ghanaian Andrew Ayew.

According to the official CAF website, the two main awards selection process involved four components of the Electoral College: members of the CAF media committee, members of the CAF technical and development committee, panel of 20 experts (journalists, TV consultants), member associations.

The CAF 2016 Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

African Player of the Year:

1. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Leicester City)

2. Andre Ayew (Ghana & West Ham)

3. Aymen Abdennour Tunisia & Valencia)

4. Benjamin Mounkandjo (Cameroon & Lorient)

5. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

6. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

7. El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Algeria & Dinamo Zagreb)

8. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

9. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)

10. Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)

11. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

12. John Mikel Obi (Nigeria & Chelsea)

13. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)

14. Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

15. Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)

16. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

17. Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)

18. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)

19. Mohamed El Neny (Egypt & Arsenal)

20. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)

21. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)

22. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)

23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

24. Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon & Antalyaspor)

25. Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & PSG)

26. Victor Wanyama (Kenya & Tottenham)

27. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Sunderland)

28. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

29. Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo & Everton)

30. Yao Kouasi Gervais ‘Gervinho’ (Cote d’Ivoire & Hebei Fortune)

African Player of the Year - Based in Africa:

1. Ali Gabr (Egypt & Zamalek)

2. Aymen Hefny (Egypt & Zamalek)

3. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

4. Bassem Morsi (Egypt & Zamalek)

5. Chisom Chikatara (Nigeria & Wydad Athletic Club)

6. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

7. Elia Meschak (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

8. Fabrice Nguessi Ondama (Congo & Wydad Athletic Club)

9. Hamza Lahmar (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

10. Hlompho Kekana (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

11. Idris Mbombo (DR Congo & Zesco United)

12. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

13. Jackson Mwanza (Zambia & Zesco United)

14. Jesse Were (Kenya & Zesco United)

15. Joel Kimwaki (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

16. Joyce Lomalisa (DR Congo & AS Vita)

17. Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

18. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

19. Mfon Udoh (Nigeria & Enyimba)

20. Morgan Betorangal (Chad & MO Bejaia)

21. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

22. Reda Hajhouj (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

23. Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe)

24. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

25. Yannick Zakri (Cote d’Ivoire & Mamelodi Sundowns)

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