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Dolly, Khune nominated for CAF gong

Posted: 15 October 2016 Time: 13:50

Bafana Bafana duo Itumeleng Khune and Keagan Dolly have both been named amongst the nominees for the 2016 CAF Player of the Year award.

CAF today released the 30-man shortlist for the coveted prize, with the Kaizer Chiefs shotstopper and Mamelodi Sundowns winger cracking the nod, alongside Khama Billiat and Denis Onyango.

The list also includes the likes of Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez, Samuel Eto'o, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Victor Wanyama, Sadio Mane and numerous other international superstars.

Meanwhile, Khune, Dolly, Billiat and Onyango are joined by midfield teammates Hlompho Kekana and Yannick Zakri on the 25-man shortlist for the CAF Player of the Year - Based in Africa gong.

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CAF Player of the Year nominees:

1. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)

2. El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Algeria & Dinamo Zagreb)

3. Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)

4. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon & Antalyaspor)

5. Benjamin Mounkandjo (Cameroon & Lorient)

6. Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & PSG)

7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester City)

8. Yao Kouasi Gervais ‘Gervinho’ (Cote d’Ivoire & Hebei Fortune)

9. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)

10. Mohamed El Neny (Egypt & Arsenal)

11. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)

12. Andre Ayew (Ghana & West Ham)

13. Victor Wanyama (Kenya & Tottenham)

14. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

15. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)

16. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)

17. John Mikel Obi (Nigeria & Chelsea)

18. Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)

19. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Leicester City)

20. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

21. Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo & Everton)

22. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

23. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)

*24. Keagan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

*25. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

26. Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)

27. Aymen Abdennour Tunisia & Valencia)

28. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Sunderland)

29. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

30. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns) 

CAF Player of the Year - Based in Africa

1. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

*2. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

3. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

4. Joel Kimwaki (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

5. Joyce Lomalisa (DR Congo & AS Vita)

6. Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe)

7. Ali Gabr (Egypt & Zamalek)

*8. Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

9. Jackson Mwanza (Zambia & Zesco United)

10. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

11. Elia Meschak (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

12. Aymen Hefny (Egypt & Zamalek)

13. Morgan Betorangal (Chad & MO Bejaia)

*14. Hlompho Kekana (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

15. Hamza Lahmar (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

16. Jesse Were (Kenya & Zesco United)

17. Idris Mbombo (DR Congo & Zesco United)

18. Chisom Chikatara (Nigeria & Wydad Athletic Club)

19. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

20. Reda Hajhouj (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

21. Fabrice Nguessi Ondama (Congo & Wydad Athletic Club)

22. Mfon Udon (Nigeria & Enyimba)

23. Bassem Morsi (Egypt & Zamalek)

24. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

25. Yannick Zakri (Cote d’Ivoire & Mamelodi Sundowns) 

Article by: Staff Reporter

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