CAF sees no player in the Nigeria Premier League worthy of a place in the list of Africa based players
Former Super Eagles captain and Lille first choice Vincent Enyeama and his successor Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow have been nominated among 37 foreign-based players for the African Player of the Year Award.
They are expected to slug it out with the reigning king of African football, Yaya Toure.
The list released by CAF at its Cairo, Egypt headquarters also included Ghana’s Swansea star Andre Ayew and current king Yaya Toure of Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City.
The winner will be announced on 22 December. Toure led his side to the Africa Cup of Nations title in February in Equatorial Guinea.
DR Congo keeper Robert Kidiaba is one four players also on a 24-man list for the Africa- based player of the year.
If Toure claims a fifth title he will overtake Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, who has won the award four times. Toure’s international teammates Gervinho, Max Gradel and Serge Aurier are the other names on the international list from the Nation Cup winning squad.
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Meanwhile, no player in the Globacom Nigeria Professional Football League made the 24- man list of players nominated for the African Player of the Year Based in Africa Award.
This could be as a result of Nigerian clubs’ poor performances in CAF Club competitions in the year under review.