Tanzanian striker Mbwana Ally Samatta has made the final shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year based in Africa.

The TP Mazembe star who scored seven goals for TP Mazembe including two in the finals of the CAF Champions League will battle it out with Algerian and Etoile Du Sahel’s Baghdad Boundjah as well as club team mate at TP Mazembe; Robert Kidiaba of DR Congo.  

Toure, Ayew and Aubameyang for the big one  

The Confederation at a press briefing on Monday, 14 December 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria also revealed Andre Ayew (Ghana/ Swansea City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/ Borussia Dortmund) and Yaya Toure (Cote d”Ivoire/ Manchester City) as the top three for the big prize; African Footballer of the Year.

The winner to be decided by votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF ‎will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala on 7 January 2016.

African Footballer of the Year

Andre Ayew (Ghana/Swansea)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/ Borussia Dortmund)

Yaya Toure (Cote d”Ivoire/ Manchester City).

For the African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

Baghdad Boundjah (Algeria/: Etoile du Sahel)

Mbwana Ally Samata (Tanzania/ TP Mazembe)

Robert Kidiaba (DR Congo/ TP Mazembe) ‎

Women Player of the Year

Gabrielle Onguéné, Cameroon

Gaelle Enganamouit, Cameroon

Ngozi Ebere, Nigeria

N’rehy Tia Ines, Cote d’Ivoire

Portia Boakye, Ghana

Youth Player of the Year  

Adama Traore, Mali

Kelechi Nwakali, Nigeria

Samuel Diarra, Mali

Victor Osimhen, Nigeria

Yaw Yeboah, Ghana

Most Promising Talent       

Azubuike Okechukwu, Nigeria

Etebo Oghenekaro, Nigeria

Djigui Diarra, Mali

Mahmoud Abdelmonem ‘kahraba’, Egypt

Zinedine Ferhat, Algeria

Coach of the Year  

Baye Ba, Mali, U17

Emmanuel Amunike, Nigeria U17

Fawzi Benzarti, Etoile Sportive de Sahel

Hervé Renard, Cote d’ivore

Patrice Carteron, TP Mazembe

Referee of the Year

Alioum, Cameroon

Bakary Papa GASSAMA, Gambia

Eric Arnaud OTOGO CASTANE, Gabon

Ghead Zaglol GRISHA, Egypt

Janny SIKAZWE, Zambia

African Legend

Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Ghana

Samuel Mbappé Léppé, Cameroon

National Team of the Year

Cote d’Ivoire


Mali U17

Nigeria U17

Nigeria  U-23

Women National Team of the Year



South Africa


Club of the Year

USM Algers, Algeria

TP Mazembe, DR Congo

Orlando Pirates, South Africa

Etoile Sportive du Sahel, Tunisia

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