Four Moroccan players appear among the ten competing for the “Best African Player of the Year” award. The winner will be announced during a ceremony held in Marrakesh on December 11.
Morocco, which reached the semi-finals of the last FIFA World Cup in Qatar, includes four players in the list announced on Friday (November 17) by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as “African Player of the Year”. It will be awarded on December 11.
The Atlas Lions have the lion’s share, with a quartet consisting of goalkeeper Yacine Bounou (Al Hilal Sports Club), fullback Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain), midfielder Sofiane Amrabat (Manchester United), and striker Youssef En-Nesyri (Seville). FC).
With the excitement of the event, Walid Regragui’s team dominated the World Cup group that included Belgium and Croatia, the vice world champions in 2018, then eliminated Spain and Portugal before losing to France in the semi-finals.
With this trip, Morocco became the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the world championship since its establishment in 1930.
Salah, Mane, Mahrez..
Among the other players included in this list are the Egyptian Mohamed Salah – the Liverpool pendulum – the Senegalese Sadio Mane, the defending champion and player for Al-Nasr Riyad Club, and the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, who enjoys the heyday of the Saudi club. Alahli football club.
The list is completed by Cameroonians Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli), Vincent Abubakar (Besiktas Istanbul), and Nigerian Victor Osimhen (Napoli).
The winner will be announced during a ceremony that will be held in Marrakesh on December 11.
Regarding the other awards that will be awarded during the same ceremony, the Moroccan coach and his Senegalese counterpart, Aliou Cisse, the African champion, are the most likely candidates, while the best goalkeeper award includes Yacine Bounou, Andre Onana (Manchester United), and Edouard. Mendy (Ahly Jeddah).
With Agence France-Presse