Junior Ajayi to Battle Furman, Onyango, Bance For Caf Award

Ex Dream Team striker Oluwafemi Junior Ajayi has been shortlisted for an outstanding year by the Confederation of African Football(Caf).

The 21-year-old was part of the 18-man squad that won bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Ajayi joined Tunisian Sfaxien club in September 2015,he participated in 28 matches in the Tunisian league with a rate of 2388 minutes, scored ten goals and assisted seven goals.

He's currently with Caf Champions League finalists and Egyptian giants Al Ahly SC. Also shortlisted are South African duo of Dean Furman and Percy Tau while Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance was listed as Denis Onyango will be hoping to Retain the award he won the last time.

The major surprising name on the list is New Zealand international,Jeremy Russell Brockie who has scored 10 goals in the CAF Confederation Cup this year.

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

1. Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

2. Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly)

3. Alkhaly Bangoura (Guinea & Etoile du Sahel)

4. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly) 5. Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & Al Masry)

6. Ayman Majid (Morocco & FUS Rabat)

7. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

9. Dean Furman (South Africa & Supersport United)

10. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

11. Elsamani Saadeldin (Sudan & Al Merreikh)

12. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)

13. Fawzi Chaouchi (Algeria & MC Alger)

14. Geoffrey Serunkuma (Uganda & KCCA)

15. Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport)

16. Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly)

17. Karim Aouadhi (Tunisia & CS Sfaxien)

18. Mohamed Meftah (Algeria & USM Alger)

19. Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

20. Muaid Ellafi (Libya & Ahly Tripoli)

21. Nasr Eldin Ahmed (Sudan & Hilal Obeid)

22. Oussama Darfalou (Algeria & USM Alger)

23. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

24. Sabelo Ndzinisa (Swaziland & Mbabane Swallows)

25. Saber Khalifa (Tunisia & Club Africain)

26. Saladin Said (Ethiopia & Saint George)

27. Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe)

28. Tady Etekiama (DR Congo & AS Vita)

29. Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)

30. Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)

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