Africa honours Zimbabwe’s soccer golden boy Khama Billiat
ZIMBABWEAN and SA Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Khama Billiat who was nominated as the African Player of the Year,(based in Africa) will know whether he gets the honour on January 5 in Abuja.
Also Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese winger Sadio Mané made it to the final top three for the awards.
After getting votes from head coaches, technical directors affiliated to CAF and the media.
But Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Islam Slimani of Algeria failed to make the final list.
Below are the top three (in alphabetical order):
African Player of the Year
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
Sadio Mané (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe). – ANA