Nigeria star Victor Osimhen is among 30 nominees named on Wednesday for the 2022-2023 men’s African Player of the Year award.
The prolific Napoli forward was the leading scorer in Serie A last season with 26 goals and in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with 10, including four in one match.
Stars from the Morocco squad that made history in Qatar last December by becoming the first World Cup semifinalists from Africa are also contenders.
CAF technical experts, African football legends and media representatives created the lists for seven categories.
Nominees for the women’s awards will be released later.
The central Moroccan city of Marrakech has been selected to host the awards ceremony on Monday December 11