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CAF Awards: William Jebor nominated for African Player of the Year Award and more

Willaim Jebor
The Confederation of African Football announced its 30-man list for the continent’s best player on Saturday with Liberia national team striker William Jebor nominated for the African Player of the Year Award.  For the continent based players’ category, Jebor, 25, will compete against goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune of Kaiser Chiefs, Khama Billiat, Keegen Dolly and keeper Denis Onyango, all of Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier League (PSL).
He will have to battle European based stars like Leister City forward Riyah Mahrez (Algeria), the legendary Samuel Eto, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Dortmund’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who currently holds the award.
On 13 October 2015, Jebor scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win in Guinea-Bissau. He scored another hat-trick in a CAF 2017 qualification match in Monrovia, between Djibouti and Liberia, becoming the only Liberian senior national football team player to score a hat-trick more than once in an international tournament.
Jebor was also on the score sheet for his club in the semi-finals of the CAF 2016 Champions League, but did not reach the finals after they lost to Zamalek on a 6-5 aggregate. He has so far made three appearances for Wydad Athletic Club and scored three goals.
If Jebor emerges as winner in any of the categories, he will be the second Liberian to achieve the award.


Check out the full list of nominees:
  1. Riyad Mahrez ( Algeria and Leicester City)
  2. Islam Slimani (Algeria and Leicester City)
  3. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester United)
  4. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroun and Antalyaspor)
  5. Victor Wanyama (Kenya and Tottenham)
  6. John Mikel Obi (Nigeria and Chelsea)
  7. William Jebor (Liberia and Wydad)
  8. Kelechi Ihenancho (Nigeria and Manchester City)
  9. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  10. Dennis Onyango (Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  11. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia and Sunderland)
  12. Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia and Valencia)
  13. Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania and Genk)
  14. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa And Kaizer Chiefs)
  15. Keegan Dolly (South Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  16. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli)
  17. Sadio Mane ( Senegal and Liverpool)
  18. Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo and Everton)
  19. Cadric Bakambu (DR Congo and Villareal)
  20. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria and Leicester City)
  21. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco and Ajax)
  22. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco and Juventus)
  23. Andre Ayew (Ghana and West Ham)
  24. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Dortmund)
  25. Mohammed El Neny (Egypt and Arsenal)
  26. Mohammed Salah (Egypt and Roma)
  27. Yao Kouasi Gervais (Cote d’Ivoire and Hebei Fortune)
  28. Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire and PSG)
  29. Benjamin Mounkandjo (Cameroun and Lorient)
  30. El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Algeria and Dinamo Zagreb)

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