Three Algerians part of 10-man shortlist for top CAF award
Riyad Mahrez (L) and Ismail Bennacer
Wednesday Dec 04, 2019. 16:00
Three Algeria internationals form part of a 10-man shortlist for the CAF African Player of the Year award.
Captain Riyad Mahrez, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament Ismaël Bennacer and Al-Ahli’s Youcef Belaili all form part of the shortlist named by CAF on Wednesday.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will be favourite to win the 2019 award, having finished as the highest ranking African at the Ballon d’Or this week.
The Senegal international finished second behind club teammate Mohamed Salah in both 2017 and 2018, but is expected to pip the Egyptian at the awards ceremony in Egypt on January 7 next year.
Arsenal and Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finished third behind both Salah and Mane over the past two years, is also amongst the top 10.