Caf Awards : Ajayi still in Contention for big award

Ex-U23 player Junior Ajayi has earn recognition for his hard work after been shortlisted for the Caf Award by the African soccer governing body led by President Ahmad Ahmad with nine other superstars after scaling through the initial 30-man-list.



Ajayi 21,was part of the Nigeria Dream team that won bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and also gave a good account of himself for CS Sfaxien after switching club football to North Africa.

The striker was part of the Al Ahly team that finished second in the just concluded Caf champions league and has scored 14 goals in 44 matches for the Egyptian giants.

■Player of the Year (Based in Africa)

Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)

Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & El Masry)

Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport)

Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly)

Mohamed Ounnajem (Morooco & Wydad Athletic Club)

Taha Yassine Khenisssi (Tunisia & Esperance)

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POS.
CLUB
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Plateau Utd
25
14
7
4
36
15
21
49
2
Rivers Utd
25
13
6
6
28
15
13
45
3
Lobi Stars
25
12
7
6
26
19
7
43
4
Rangers Intl
24
10
7
7
25
20
5
37
5
Enyimba
20
11
3
6
30
20
10
36
6
Akwa United
25
8
11
6
23
22
1
35
7
Kano Pillars
24
8
10
6
27
18
9
34
8
Dakkada FC
26
8
10
8
26
26
0
34
9
Sunshine Stars
25
9
7
9
27
29
-2
34
10
Katsina Utd
24
9
7
8
18
25
-7
37
11
Warri Wolves
24
9
6
9
25
23
2
33
12
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
25
10
3
12
25
28
-3
22
13
Heartland
25
9
5
11
21
21
0
32
14
MFM FC
25
8
7
10
19
19
0
31
15
Wikki Tourists
25
8
7
10
23
24
-1
31
16
Abia Warriors
25
8
6
11
23
28
-5
30
17
Nasarawa Utd
25
8
5
12
27
27
0
29
18
Jigawa GS
25
9
2
14
25
35
-10
29
19
Kwara Utd
25
8
4
13
23
33
-10
28
20
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25
6
2
17
17
47
-30
20