Liverpool Mohamed Salah among the best in Africa after the list was reduced to 11 players
CAIRO: Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah has been named winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after being selected as part of the 11-man squad for the award, after being reduced to 30 players.

Salah's candidacy came in the final list along with:

Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso and Lyon of France

Denis Onyango of Uganda and Sun Downs of South Africa

Karim Al-Ahmadi of Morocco and Feyenoord of Holland

Keita Baldi of Senegal and Monaco

Napa Keita of Guinea and Leipzig of Germany

Pierre Emeric Obamyang, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker

Senegal striker Sadeo Mani and Liverpool

Victor Moses of Nigeria and Chelsea

Vincent Abou Bakr, Cameroon striker and Porto Portugal

Yaseen Brahmi striker of Algeria and Porto Portugal


Liverpool Mohamed Salah among the best in Africa after the list was reduced to 11 players
On the other hand, a number of Al Ahly players continued to be nominated for the African Player of the Year award, after being reduced to 10 players, including Maloual, Ahmed Fathi and Junior Ajay.

Among the most prominent candidates for the award were Ashraf Afraouki, Morocco's Wydad, Denis Onyango, Egypt's Al-Portsaid striker, and Manchester United striker Mohamed Ongam.


The two lists are to be reduced again, according to the vote of the technical managers of the continent's teams, the technical directors of the national federations, the national team leaders and ten prominent journalists in CAF. The awards will be distributed at the ceremony held by CAF in Ghana on January 4.

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