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Voting opens for 2017 African Player of the Year Award

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CAF has announced opening of online voting to the general public to decide the winner of the 2017 Award. 

The African football governing body has made sudden alteration to its annual awards this year. First, it did away with the African-based player of the year award without giving clear reason.

CAF then decided to base awarding of the African Player of the Year Award on a public vote from 24th December, 2017. The names of the final three players shortlisted for the prize were released a week ago. 2015 winner, Aubameyang will vie for it alongside, Liverpool duo, and .

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Team of the Year Award will also be determined by the same criteria. The public will vote for its preferred players in each position. CAF has gone with a 3-4-3 formation.

The voting will run from 24th December, 2017 to 2nd January, 2018 and will be conducted through CAF’s official website and its Facebook Page.

Winners will be unveiled at a Gala to be held in Accra, Ghana on 4th January, 2018. Salah and Mane have been given permission to attend despite an FA Cup Merseyside clash happening only a day later.

The CAF African Player of the Year Award was officially started in 1992. Salah is considered favorite to become the first Egyptian footballer to win the award.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. ELLITHY

    December 24, 2017 at 11:40 PM

    I think best player in Africa this year is MO Salah

  2. El-Sayed E.M

    December 25, 2017 at 12:12 AM

    I think Mohamed Salah is the best

  3. Esmat

    December 25, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Mohamed Salah is the Best

  4. Esmat

    December 25, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    How can we vote with a site closed for Egypt
    Sun of Beach

    • Esmat

      December 25, 2017 at 3:11 PM

      I’m talking about Cat official site

      • Robert Malit

        December 25, 2017 at 3:14 PM

        The CAF site has not been working

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