Uganda Cranes strikers, Geoffrey Massa and Yunus Sentamu have been shortlisted by Africa’s football governing body, CAF for the African player of the year (2014) award.

Massa turns up for South African club, University of Pretoria football club while Yunus Sentamu plays for AS Vita in DR Congo.

Sentamu played a pivotal role for Uganda in the CHAN finals held in South Africa and recently helped his club (AS Vita) finish runners up in the CAF Champions League.
Yunus Sentamu (third right) in AS Vita line up in the CAF Champions league.
Massa on the other hand, is credited for being a consistent figure for Uganda in the run to the 2015 AFCON qualification campaign and his University of Pretoria in the South African league.

The duo will however face stiff competition to the gong from the likes of
Egytians; Amr Gamal and Abdelrahaman Fetori, South Africans (Benard Parker and Bongani Ndulula), Niegrian Ejike Uzoenyi, Algerians; El Hedi Belameiri and Akram Djahnit,
Tunisians (Fakhereddine Ben Youssef and Ferdjani Sassi among others.
The winners of the two categories will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.
African Player of the Year (Based in Africa)
1. Amr Gamal (Egypt, Al Ahly)
2. Abdelrahman Fetori (Libya, Ahly Benghazi)
3. Bernard Parker (South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs)
4. Bongani Ndulula (South Africa, Amazulu)
5. Akram Djahnit (Algeria, ES Setif)
6. Ejike Uzoenyi (Nigeria, Enugu Rangers)
7. El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria, ES Setif)
8. Fakhereddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
9. Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
10. Firmin Mubel Ndombe (DR Congo, AS Vita)
11. Geoffrey Massa (Uganda, Pretoria University)
12. Jean Kasusula (DR Congo, TP Mazembe)
13. Kader Bidimbou (Congo, AC Leopards)
14. Lema Mabidi (DR Congo, As Vita)
15. Mudathir Al Taieb (Sudan, Al Hilal)
16. Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire, Sewe Sport)
17. Senzo Meyiwa (South Africa, Orlando Pirates)
18. Solomon Asante (Ghana, TP Mazembe)
19. Souleymane Moussa (Cameroon, Coton Sport)
20. Yunus Sentamu (Uganda, AS Vita)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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