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Bolasie Nominated For African Award

7 November 2014

Eagles and Democratic Republic of Congo winger Yannick Bolasie is among the contenders for the prestigious African Footballer of the Year award.

Bolasie has been included on the 25-man shortlist for the prize which includes some of the biggest names in world football, including winner of the past three awards Yaya Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor and Asamoah Gyan.

The winner will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF - the governing body for African football with the winners being announced on Thursday, 8 January 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Previous winners of the award include Didier Drogba, George Weah and Jay Jay Okocha, and after some fine form for club and country this year Bolasie will be hoping to be in the reckoning this time around.

2014 African Footballer of the Year shortlist
Ahmed Musa             (Nigeria, CSKA Moscow)
Asamoah Gyan         (Ghana, Al Ain)
Dame N’doye           (Senegal, Lokomotiv Moscow)
Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo, Tottenham)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting  (Cameroon, Schalke 04)
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef    (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
Ferdjani Sassi                   (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
Gervinho                           (Cote d’Ivoire, AS Roma)
Islam Slimani             (Algeria, Sporting Lisbon) 
Kwadwo Asamoah     (Ghana, Juventus)
Mehdi Benatia           (Morocco, Bayern Munich)
Mohamed El Neny     (Egypt, Basel)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund) 
Raïs M'Bolhi             (Algeria, Philadelphia Union) 
Sadio Mané               (Senegal, Southampton)
Seydou Kieta             (Mali, As Roma)
Sofiane Feghouli       (Algeria, Valencia)
Stephane Mbia         (Cameroon,  Sevilla)
Thulani Serero           (South Africa, Ajax)
Vincent Aboubakar     (Cameroon, Porto) 
Vincent Enyeama       (Nigeria, Lille)
Wilfried Bony             (Cote d’Ivoire, Swansea)
Yacine Brahimi         (Algeria, Porto)
Yannick Bolasie         (DR Congo, Crystal Palace)
Yaya Toure               (Cote d’Ivoire, Man City)

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