4 Pirates players up for African award

ORLANDO Pirates players Kermit Erasmus, Oupa Manyisa, Felipe Ovono and Thamsanqa Gabuza have all been nominated for the African player of the Year based in Africa.

The four players have caught the attention of onlookers during the season as The Buccaneers progressed to the final of the Confederation Cup.

The nominations, showing a clear bias towards players involved in the Caf Champions league and Confederation Cup, have no other South Africans among their list of nominees.

African player of the Year – Based in Africa
Name Club Nationality
1 Abdeladim Khadrouf (Moghreb Tetouan, Morocco)
2 Abdelmalek Ziaya (ES SETIF Algeria – Algeria)
3 Ahmed akaichi (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia )
4 Andiramahitsinoro (Carolus USMA, Algeria Madagascar)
5 Baghdâd Bounedjah (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia)
6 Bakri el Madina (El Merriekh, Sudan)
7 Bassem Morsi (Zamalek, Egypt)
8 Boris Moubhio (AC Leopards, Congo)
9 Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien, Mali)
10 Felipe Ovono (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
11 Guelassiognon Sylvain Gbohouo (T P Mazembe, D R Congo)
12 Hazem Emam (Zamalek, Egypt)
13 Hocine Ragued (Espérance de Tunis, Tunisia)
14 Kermit Erasmus (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
15 Malick Evouna (Al Ahly, Egypt)
16 Mbwana Aly Samatta (T P Mazembé, D R Congo)
17 Mohamed Koffi (Zamalek, Egypt Burkina Faso)
18 Mohamed Meftah (USMA, Algeria)
19 Moudather el Tahir (Al Hilal, Sudan)
20 Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
21 Robert Kidiaba (T P Mazembe, D R Congo)
22 Roger Assalé (T P Mazembe, D R Congo)
23 Thamsanqa Gabuza (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)
24 Zein Edin Farahat (USMA Algeria)