Benatia and Ziyech from the race for African Player of the year

The annual election of the CAF knows this year no Moroccan contenders.

This afternoon presented African Football Association CAF its shortlist for the famous ' African Player of the year ' election. Where previously a list of 30 contenders existed was today reduced to a shortlist of five candidates. Unfortunately for the Moroccan soccer fan make Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech respectively and Juventus Defender Medhi Benatia not part of the list of five candidates.

Also in the continental category are no Moroccan internationals.

1. Islam Slimani (Leicester City, Algeria)
2. Ryad M (Leicester City, Algeria)
3. S Mane (Liverpool, Senegal)
4. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Gabon)
5. Mohamed Salah (AS Roma, Egypt)

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