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Samuel Eto’o & Mounkandjo, Shortlisted for 2016 African Player of The Year

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The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has released a list of 30 footballers nominated for the 2016 African Player of the Year award, with Africa’s most decorated footballer of all-time, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o Fils featured on the list.

Eto’o who currently plays for Turkish club, Antalyaspor, has won the award four times-in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. This time around, he competes among others with his fellow Cameroonian footballer, Benjamin Mounkandjo who plays for European club, Lorient.

Below is the complete list of 30 players shortlisted for the award:

African Player of the Year norminees

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)

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