Kapumbu makes 30-man shortlist for CAF African Player of the Year

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Chipolopolo and Zesco United left-back Fackson Kapumbu is among the 30 footballers nominated for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award.

According to a 30-man list released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Kapumbu is also among the nominees for the African Footballer of the Year based in Africa.

Kapumbu was part of the Zesco United squad that was knocked out in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter finals by SuperSport United.

He has become an integral member of the Chipolopolo set up here he has been a regular feature at the left back position.

BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT FROM CAF:

The nominees for the African Player of the Year and African Player of the Year – Based in Africa 2017 have been revealed.

Thirty (30) players each have been nominated for the two topmost categories.

The winner will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts.

The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

Nigerian energy giants, Aiteo, are the headline sponsors of next year’s edition that will see players, officials and administrators who distinguished themselves exemplary during the year under review being honoured for their efforts towards the development of the game on the continent.

African Player of the Year

  1. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
  2. Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon)
  3. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)
  4. Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle)
  5. Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye)
  6. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)
  8. Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun)
  9. Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla)
  10. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)
  11. Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice)
  12. Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana)
  13. Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)
  14. Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)
  15. Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor)
  16. Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk)
  17. Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona)
  18. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  19. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
  20. Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)
  21. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  22. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)
  23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  24. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)
  25. Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)
  26. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)
  27. William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria & Bursaspor)
  28. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
  29. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia & Al Duhail)
  30. Yves Bissouma (Mali & Lille)

 

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

  1. Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
  2. Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly)
  3. Alkhaly Bangoura (Guinea & Etoile du Sahel)
  4. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
  5. Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & Al Masry)
  6. Ayman Majid (Morocco & FUS Rabat)
  7. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)
  8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
  9. Dean Furman (South Africa & Supersport United)
  10. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  11. Elsamani Saadeldin (Sudan & Al Merreikh)
  12. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)
  13. Fawzi Chaouchi (Algeria & MC Alger)
  14. Geoffrey Serunkuma (Uganda & KCCA)
  15. Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport)
  16. Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly)
  17. Karim Aouadhi (Tunisia & CS Sfaxien)
  18. Mohamed Meftah (Algeria & USM Alger)
  19. Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
  20. Muaid Ellafi (Libya & Ahly Tripoli)
  21. Nasr Eldin Ahmed (Sudan & Hilal Obeid)
  22. Oussama Darfalou (Algeria & USM Alger)
  23. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  24. Sabelo Ndzinisa (Swaziland & Mbabane Swallows)
  25. Saber Khalifa (Tunisia & Club Africain)
  26. Saladin Said (Ethiopia & Saint George)
  27. Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe)
  28. Tady Etekiama (DR Congo & AS Vita)
  29. Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
  30. Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)

One Response to Kapumbu makes 30-man shortlist for CAF African Player of the Year

  1. Would love to see the PF ignoramuses handle this type of interview.

    Newbie
    November 1, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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