Bafana Bafana international Percy Tau and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango have been nominated for the Caf African Player Of the Year award alongside Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Tau enjoyed an impressive loan spell with Belgian second-tier outfit Union Saint Gilloise during the 2018-19 season, where he found the back of the net on 13 occasions and assisted a further 13 goals from 35 appearances in all competitions.
The 25-year-old also played a major role during Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying campaign in 2019 after netting four goals in eight appearances.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango joins Tau on the nominees list after his impressive performance for Masandawana and the Uganda national team over the past year.
Other notable mentions include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Wilfred Ndidi, Hakim Ziyech, Kalidou Koulibaly, Nicolas Pepe and Riyad Mahrez.
Caf African Player of the Year nominees:
· Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
· André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
· Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria & Al-Sadd)
· Carolus Andriamatsinoro (Madagascar & Al Adalah)
· Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon & Paris Saint-Germain)
· Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia & Zamalek)
· Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
· Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Paris Saint-Germain)
· Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan)
· Jordan Ayew (Ghana & Crystal Palace)
· Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
· Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & Al Ain)
· Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ (Egypt & Aston Villa)
· Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)
· Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
· Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
· Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
· Nicolas Pepe (Côte d’Ivoire & Arsenal)
· Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua)
· Percy Tau (South Africa & Club Brugge)
· Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
· Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
· Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
· Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
· Thomas Teye Partey (Ghana & Atlético Madrid)
· Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
· Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
· Wilfried Zaha (Côte d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
· Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)
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