CAF Best Player: Lookman, Hakimi Among 25 African Stars Who Won Titles Abroad This Season

CAF Best Player: Lookman, Hakimi Among 25 African Stars Who Won Titles Abroad This Season

Babajide Orevba
May 23, 2024 at 12:02 PM
  • Ademola Lookman has emerged among the main contenders for the 2024 African Player of the Year award
  • After winning the French Ligue 1 with PSG, Achraf Hakimi of Morocco looks good for the prestigious gong
  • Baba Rahman of Ghana and William Troost-Ekong of Nigeria also won trophies at their respective clubs

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The race for the 2024 African Player of the Year award is heating up as a number of African football stars will finish the 2023/24 season in style after helping their respective clubs to glory.

Nigerian international, Ademola Lookman, is leading players from the continent who won trophies this season, having bagged the Europa League title with Atalanta.

He netted three goals against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, May 22, to become the first player to score a hat-trick in the competition's final.

Ademola Lookman, Europa League, Achraf Hakimi, Brahim Diaz, Kelechi Iheanachi, Elisha Owusu
Ademola Lookman is one of the top contenders for CAF's 2024 African Player of the Year award. Image: Jonathan Moscrop.
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The 26-year-old Super Eagles star is not the only African who won titles this season, as fellow compatriots William Troost-Ekong, Kelechi Iheanacho, and a host of others won titles in the course of the season.

Ghana's Elisha Owusu and Gideon Mensah also had title successes in Ligue 2, GhanaWeb reports, while Achraf Hakimi won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain.

African stars who won titles abroad this season

Super League Greece with PAOK FC

William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Baba Rahman (Ghana), Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania).

Ligue 1 and Trophée des Champions with PSG

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco).

La Liga with Real Madrid

Brahim Diaz (Morocco).

Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen

Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella (both Nigeria), Edmond Tapsoba (Burkina Faso), Odilon Kossounou (Ivory Coast) Amine Adli and Ayman Aourir (both Morocco).

Saudi Pro League with Al-Hilal

Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal) and Yassine Bounou (Morocco).

Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven

Ismael Saibari (Morocco).

Serbian SuperLiga with Red Star Belgrade.

Peter Olayinka (Nigeria), Cherif Ndiaye (Senegal), Guelor Kanga (Gabon), Jean-Philippe Krasso (Ivory Coast), Nasser Djiga (Burkina Faso), Osman Bukari (Ghana).

Qatar Stars League with Al Sadd

Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) and Ilyes Housni (Morocco).

Championship with Leicester City

Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria) won the title alongside Zambia's Patson Daka and Abdul Fatawu of Ghana.

Ligue 2 with Auxerre

Saad Agouzoul (Morocco), Clément Akpa (Ivory Coast), Lassine Sinayoko (Mali), Assane Diousse and Issa Soumare (both Senegal), Sonny Laiton and Rayan Raveloson (Madagascar), Elisha Owusu and Gideon Mensah (Ghana).

Romanian Liga I with FCSB

Siyabonga Ngezana (Zambia) Nana Antwi and Baba Alhassan (Ghana).

Ademola Lookman reacts to UEL Final hat-trick

Sports Brief previously reported that Lookman reacted his Europa League hat-trick against Bayer Leverkusen.

The Nigerian forward called it was one of the best nights of his life and has set himself up for CAF's POTY title.

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Babajide Orevba
Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.