2022 Best African Player Award: Eagles captain Hamari Troré and two of his teammates among the 30 nominees
The 30 nominees for the award for the best African player 2022 were revealed on Thursday, June 30, 2022. This award recognizes the best African player. Thus, three eagles appear there, namely the captain of the eagles Hamari Traoré; Yves Bissouma; and Aliou Dieng. Since the coronation of the former Sevilla FC and Eagles striker, Fréderic Oumar Kanouté in 2007, no other Malian has so far managed to win the trophy.
Initiated by the African Football Confederation to reward the best African player evolving on the continent and outside, the prize has become the object of desire for African players. The Confederation of African Football released, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, the names of the 30 nominees for the 2022 African Player of the Year award. Among these names are the captain of the Eagles of Mali and Stade Rennes, Hamari Traoré ; Tottenham’s Yves Bissouma; and Aliou Dieng. Among the 30 nominated is the Senegalese Sadio Mané.
Here is the list of the 30 nominees for 2022: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City); Bertrand Traoré (Burkina Faso and Aston Villa); Blati Touré (Burkina Faso and Pyramids); Edmond Tapsoba (Burkina Faso and Bayern Leverkusen); André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon and Napoli); Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon and Lyon); Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon and Al Nassr); Youssouf M’Changama (Comoros and Guingamp); (Franck Kessié (Ivory Coast and FC Barcelona); Sébastien Haller (Ivory Coast and Ajax); Mohamed Abdelmonem (Egypt and Al Ahly); Mohamed El Neny (Egypt and Arsenal); Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool); Mohamed El-Shenawy (Egypt and Al Ahly); Musa Barrow (Gambia and Bologna); Naby Keita (Guinea and Liverpool); Aliou Dieng (Mali and Al Ahly); Hamari Traoré (Mali and Rennes); Yves Bissouma (Mali and Tottenham Hotspur); Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain); Sofiane Boufal (Morocco and Angers Angers); Yahya Jabrane (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club); Yassine Bounou (Morocco and Sevilla); Moses Simon (Nigeria and Nantes); Edouard Mendy (Senegal and Chelsea); Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli); Nampalys Mendy (Senegal and Leicester City); Sadio Mané (Senegal and Bayern Munich); Saliou Cissé (Senegal and Nancy) and Ali Maaloul (Tunisia and Al Ahly). The verdict will fall on July 21, 2022 in Rabat, Morocco during the Caf Awards. Moussa