Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa and LOSC Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama have joined 35 other top African footballers in the list of the just-released Confederation of African Football (CAF) prestigious 2015 African Football Player of the Year award.
In a press statement released, Sunday, the African football ruling body revealed the total 37 nominations for the Africa Footballer of the Year award and the Africa Footballer of the Year award are for players based in Africa.
Enyeama and Musa are the only Nigerians on the list that also has four members of the victorious Ivory Coast team at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who is the current holder of the title, was also nominated as well as the likes of DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba, Andre Ayew of Ghana and Yacine Brahimi of Algeria.
Sadio Mane of Senegal, Mehdi Benatia (Morocco), Al Tayeb Modather ‘Karika’(Sudan), Mohammed Salah (Egypt), Nicolas N’Koulou (Cameroon) and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) are some of the players who made the cut.
Nigeria’s failure to make any meaningful impact on the continent’s club football scene meant no Nigerian made the list for the Africa-based Player of the Year nomination.