Talented France based Ghanaian Forward Kamaldeen Sulemana Shortlisted for CAF Young Player of the Year Award

Talented France based Ghanaian Forward Kamaldeen Sulemana Shortlisted for CAF Young Player of the Year Award

  • Ghana's Kamaldeen Sulemana has been nominated for the 2022 CAF Young Player of the Year Award
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana averaged a goal or assist in 165 minutes in his debut season with French outfit Stade Rennes
  • The former FC Nordsjaelland forward also completed the most successful dribbles per 90 among U21 players in Europe's top 5 leagues last season

Budding Ghanaian forward Kamaldeen Sulemana has been nominated for the CAF Young Player of the Year award.

Despite injuries stealing the best part of his first season in the French top-flight, the 20-year-old's efforts at Rennes has been recognized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

In a post on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Kamaldeen was nominated alongside nine other top budding talents on the continent which features RB Leipzig midfielder Ilaix Moriba and precocious Manchester United talent Hannibal Mejbri.

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Kamaldeen Sulemana, Rennes, Black Stars, CAF, Young Player of the Year, Tuttosport
Ghanaian forward Kamaldeen Sulemana completed the most dribbles among U21 players in Europe's top five leagues in the 2021-22 season. Photo credit: @Kamaldeenho10
Source: Twitter

Kamaldeen enjoyed a lightning-quick start to life in the Ligue 1 but niggling injuries punctuated his fine season, which saw him rated as the U21 player with the most dribbles in Europe's top five leagues.

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His exploits were not only acknowledged by the continental football governing body with Italian tabloid Tuttosport recognizing the efforts of the Black Stars attacker.

Sulemana was nominated alongside compatriot Felix Afena-Gyan in the coveted Golden Boy award for the season under review.

Below is the list of the CAF Young Player of the Year nominees:

Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana)

Ilaix Moriba (Guinea)

Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia)

Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso)

Karim Konate (Ivory Coast)

Jesus Owono (Equatorial Guinea)

James Gomez (The Gambia)

El Bilal Toure (Mali)

Akinkunmi Amoo (Nigeria)

Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal)

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Kamaldeen Sulemana rated as the best U21 dribbler in Europe

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana and Stade Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has emerged as the U21 player with the most successful dribbles in Europe’s top five leagues.

Sulemana, whose blistering start to his debut campaign at Rennes was curtailed by nagging injuries, was rated as the best dribbler in Europe.

The Black Stars winger was rated ahead of Real Madrid wideman Vinicius Junior and Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies in a list of budding talents under the age of 21, according to Football Talent Scout.

Source: Sports Brief News