Highly Rated Ghanaian Winger Makes Final Shortlist for CAF Young Player of the Year Award
- Ghanaian winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has been named in the final list for the CAF Young Player of the Year award
- The Stade Rennais attacker is up for the continental award, which will be held on July 21, 2022 in Morocco
- Other young players competing for the award are Pape Matar Sarr, Hannibal Mejbri, Karim Konate and Dango Ouattara
Ghana and Stade Rennain winger, x, has been shortlisted for CAF's Young Player of the Year award.
The 20-year-old will battle Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Metz), Hannibal Mejdri (Tunisia and Manchester United), Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire and ASEC/RB Salzburg) and (Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso and Lorient) for the top award.
The Confederation of African Football confirmed the final shortlist on their official website on Monday, July 11, 2022.
The awards will be held in Morocco on July 21, 2022.
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The CAF Awards returns after almost three years due to COVID-19 restrictions, which has left the continent without a best player since Sadio Mane won it in 2019.
Meanwhile, the Bayern Munich star will be returning to the podium alongside former Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City for the top award.
Kamaldeen Sulemana had a fine first season in the French Ligue 1, scoring four goals in 20 league matches. He was also a member of the Black Stars team at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The final shortlist for the CAF Young Player of the Year award
Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso & Lorient)
Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)
Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana & Rennes)
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Metz)
Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United)
Kamaldeen Sulemana shortlisted for CAF Young Player of the Year award
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.