Dede miss out on CAF best player award

Netherlands v Ghana - International FriendlyDeputy Black Stars skipper Andre Ayew has missed out on this year’s Confederations of African Football (CAF) African Best Player Award after he failed to make the shortlist released by the CAF .
Ayew was tipped by many to make the final list of five looking at the performance he exhibited in the English Premier League last season with Swansea City.
The 25- year old carved a niche for himself in the English League after joining from French side Olympic Marseille where he became one of the pillars in the teams set up and propelling them to a 12th placed finishing last season.
The former Ghana Youth star scored 12 goals for the club with most of his goals coming against the top clubs in the English Premier League like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Islam Slimani made the top five decided by votes from the members of the CAF Media Committee, CAF Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member panel of experts.
Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang won the accolade for 2015 after a sizzling start to the previous season in the Bundesliga.
The winners will be decided by votes from the head coaches and technical directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF.

The GLO/CAF awards gala night will take place on January 5, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.


By Enoch Ntiamoah

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