According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the season is coming to an end and the decision about the winner is crucial to make. But the big question is; who is the likely winner of the African Best Footballer 2020. Every football fan including is eager for the answers to this question to put their bets correctly.
This is the 28th year of the CAF’s best African player of the year since it started in1992. Several players are already in this list since the awards started. These players are the likes of Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Samuel Eto’o. All these have their seats in the federation but, who is the likely player to join the list this year?
Sadio Mané is the last winner of this award last year 2019. So, it is unpredictable to conclude whether a new winner will join the club or if it is an old member who will rise again at the end of 2020. Below are the nominated winners of the CAF best African player title 2020:
Riyad has the least likelihood of winning the 2020 CAF award compared to the other 2 nominees to this award. The 29- year old player won the Premier League with Manchester City in the year 2019 in a debit campaign. His successes come way back from winning the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Riyad Mahrez defied all odds last year when he led Algeria to the winning of the African Nations Cup.
This followed after he scored three times which also included the winning against Nigeria in the semi-finals. The solid defense with the club is what helped him hit the score that put them on top of Senegal in the finals.
The Algerian player cannot miss being the best African player shortlisted. This is because right now, he has only three goals away from registering double digits on this premier league alone.
This is the second shortlisted likely CAF best African player winner for 2020. The Egyptian is at the peak of his career with the best wins playing in Liverpool. If Egypt manages a win on the AFCON then, Mohamed Salah will have a full football career haul. It is the only thing remaining since he won the champions league last season. He is also likely to get a win in the premier league title this year.
It is only half of the story as Salah is strongly displaying his unmatched football skills at Anfield. He already has two awards; back- to -back golden boots award that he won in the premier league, the second is Albeit which he displayed lastly and the third is around the corner this ending season.
The 28-year old player finished in the fifth and sixth positions in the Ballon d’Or polls which prove that he is the best African player of all times. Real Madrid is interested in this player!
He holds the number one position in the nomination for the CAF winner this year. The player has had multiple achievements that have topped him on this nomination list. He is among the most important team in Liverpool whose partners include Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk.
He won the golden boots awards with Aubameyang and Salah in the last season’s Premier League.
On top of it, Mané helped Liverpool in grabbing a win in the Champions League. Irrespective of not winning the last year’s AFCON with Senegal, Mane has not killed his spirit. The 28- year old player has gone through a series of improvements since then.
In the Ballon d’Or polls 2019, Mane took the 4th position. It was an excellent achievement and did justice to his excellent performances in that year. Lionel Messi even said it is shame that Mané only finished 4th.
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