Salah, Mane and Aubameyang battle for 2018 African player of the year

English Premier League stars, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are set to battle for 2018 African player of the year.

The trio have been shortlisted for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.

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This is the second year running the trio who are from Eygpt, Senegal and Gabon respectively have battled for the prestigious award. Egyptian striker Salah who plays for Liverpool alongside Mane won the award last year and could land the award again due to his impressive performance so far.

If he wins the award, he will become the fourth player to win back-to-back titles after Senegal forward El Hadji Diouf, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure.

The winner for 2018 will be announced in Dakar on January 8.

321 Comments

  1. They should give it to the Egyptian striker, seems he has impressive performance,he is the best striker and cute.kudos to u Salah u deserve it

  2. It’s cheering to know that the hard work and efforts of these players are recognized. Well done Mo Salah,Mane and Aubameyang as one of you’ll get to be crowned the CAF player of the year award.

  3. Given to his impressive record this season, I’d say Mo Salah should still be given the award. While the other two nominees are very good, they’re still no match for him

  4. Salah could still win it his striking skills are impressive which has shown countless times this season

  5. The trio have in fine form now. No doubt they are the best in Africa now. But I tip MO salah to win the award

  6. Wow! that is very good and I wish all of them the best of luck and salla I am waiting to hear from you

  7. The Trio have fine and better form than any other African Player but Mo Salah is the best.

  8. Those guys have really played well and anyone of them is capable of winning it kudos to them

  9. But i prefer salah no need to battle with salah he is a good player all thesame wishing both the morning

  10. I think sallah will win the award but i will support aubameyang because he is from my team which is arsenal

  11. All are good players but they don’t have to battle among themselves because FIFA knows who is the best among them

  12. This Africans young stars are all good football players.this African player nomination will be though.but to me Salah deserve it

  13. Salah is no doubt the best among the three ,,,Mane and aubumeyang are good players though, but Salah has my vote ,,

  14. They are really impressive players and in good form, so may the best man win. Though its looking like it might be Salah again but its not over until it’s over.

  15. I would prefer it goes to Sadio Mane this time.. That guy has really tried..
    This is my pick.
    1. Sadio mane
    2. Mo Sallah
    3. Pierre emeric aubamayang

  16. I wish all of them good luck. I believe that Salah will win because Salah is the best among all of them even though the three of them are very good players.

  17. Its actually a great start for the new year Auba
    I wish yhu all the best
    Aubameyang all the way…winks
    COYG

  18. Thank God for your achievements and i am grateful for my own achievements too. God you are wonderful

  19. I want Sadio Mane to win it so that he will become the fourth player to win it back-to-back.
    Congrats in advance!

  20. I would pick Salah any time and any day, the guy is unique, though he didn’t perform well in the World Cup but he’s still one of the best players in Africa.

  21. I wish Aubameyang will be crowned the winner but I think Mo Salah will actually win it. For Mane. Well he is in the shadow of Mo Salah so I don’t see him winning the award

  22. This is the second year running the trio who are from Eygpt, Senegal and Gabon respectively have battled for the prestigious award. Egyptian striker Salah who plays for Liverpool alongside Mane won the award last year and could land the award again due to his impressive performance so far.

  23. All three of then are good players, but I’ll give that spot to salah because he brought his ‘A’ game last season

  24. Am disappointed that both Hamed Musa and Alex Nwobi did not make the list,
    Salleh stand better chance of winning the number one slot.

  25. The three of them are good irrespective of what they have played or where they are playing . I support salah to win it again

  26. They’ve all been outstanding this season and any of them is good to take the accolade. For me, Salah has been too outstanding to be ignored. Anyhow it’s goes, they’re all good.

  27. But why battling with Salah when you know he is better than you
    Anyway I wish both of you good luck

  28. Three of you guys had a great and outstanding performance, I wish all of you guys good luck, congrats in advance to the winner.

  29. I believe and know what you can do Salah. In a game there’s always a winner and a loser. I wish you both the best of luck.

  30. Both players have really done well to win caf award this year but l think salah deserve it

  31. Salah,Mane and Aubameyang are the 3top Africans that on the top forms now.But I will go for Salah winning the African best player because he is the best among them.
    1.SALAH
    2.AUBAMEYANG
    3.MANE.

  32. This will really be tough ooo because the three players are very good. Who ever wins congratulations

  33. Well done Mo Salah,Mane and Aubameyang as one of you’ll get to be crowned the CAF player of the year award.

  34. The trio has really stage great performance in their football career however the best will always be. Wishing them success.

  35. They’re not in a battle, all 3 are great players, the award will go to the best of them according to the results of the organizers, we love them all

  36. It’s M Salas time to reign he is head and shoulder above the other nominees. So congratulations to sala

  37. Final three and no Nigerian player, my support goes to Mohammed Salah he is having and exceptional run of form

  38. The three of them are very good players but I still think Salah will get it again. Welldone guys.

  39. I am pretty confident that Salah would win the award.. He merits it more than the others I know for sure

  40. That’s great but I sense the winners should be in between salah and aubameyang because they really tried in the premier league scoring like hell

  41. Everyone will be rewarded according to the the level of performance, hard work pays, so press on to you become the best.

  42. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a very good player, he’s having a season, having a win yesterday. Good luck to him.

  43. Wish you guys all the best, it don’t matter who wins, but we want to let you guys know we are proud of you.

  44. Let the try their best but someone is definitely going to emerge as the winner among them

  45. Well done Mo Salah,Mane and Aubameyang I look forward to seeing one of you crowned the CAF player of the year award.It’s nice to know that the hard work and efforts of these players are recognized

  46. It should be given to salah… I love the way he played the day I felt like watching football, because I don’t really like watching it. And apart from that people are really talking on how good he is.

  47. Good luck for any of the trio because they all good for their respective clubs and country. Best of luck for who ever will win the award

  48. I don’t watch football so I don’t know who is the best among so I wish them all good luck and congratulations to the winner.

  49. Wow that’s a good one.. I wish them the best of luck
    Salah is indeed a great player
    He is very good
    Kip it up bro

  50. Salah will definitely win this one considering his exploit both in the league and champions league

  51. Wow! that is very good and I wish all of them the best of luck and salla I am waiting to hear from you.hard work pays, so press on to you become the best.

  52. Both of them are good, the judges should judge well and give the award to the best among them because one must be best among them

  53. This is good news,nice for salah,mane and aubameyang to go after African player of the year,but I think Salah and aubameyang are go to go for African player of the year,this is good news

  54. if I am given chance to make a choice, I will go for Salah, I believe that Salah will win because Salah is the best among all of them.

  55. The trio are really dominating the EPL but I think Mo’ Salah would edge through again and defend and retain the crown.

  56. Mo Salah would be my guy for the award, he’s been outstanding.
    These guys are good, I wish em the best and more.

  57. All of them are good players and they should be rewarded for their hard work.wishing you all the best in life

  58. Everyone is going for sallah, I know so little about the game of football let alone the players. I wish them the best of luck, who the cap fits, let him wear it

  59. I congratulate the 3 of them for their brilliant performance. Salah happened to be better than the other 2 and may still likely to win the award.

  60. I go for Mane, the guy has really impressed me this season and nation wide all the same, I wish them all the best.. They are all magnificent players

  61. Selah has been winning the award and this time around it may not be his luck to carry this award

  62. Both of the cannot collect it, but one will have to surrender nooni. Wish the winner all the best

  63. They are all good players, since it is there profession. Let them do it happily. I wish them the best

  64. Aubameyang all the way! The guy’s a great talent and so I support him to bring the award home.

  65. my dear that should not be an issue let the best player win because i dont know much about football

  66. This guy’s are wonderful players, I don’t believe in the say that they’re in a battle, Pls let the award be given to any of them, each will still do great.

  67. All are good players but they don’t have to battle among themselves because FIFA knows who is the best among them

  68. No doubt the 3 stars are performing excellently but because of Salah impressive performance which I think is better than the 2 others, he may likely to still be the winner of the award.

  69. Best of luck. No need to fight the best must be picked amongst them which will be determined by FIFA

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