Amoo battles Manchester United starlet, 8 others for CAF Young Player of the Year
Published: June 30, 2022
Amoo battles Manchester United starlet, 8 others for CAF Young Player of the Year

The Confederation of African Football has revealed the first list of nominees for the CAF Awards 2022 which will be held on 21 July 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.


FC Copenhagen winger Akinkunmi Amoo has been nominated for the Young Player of the Year (Men).


And the 2022 Super Eagles invitee is joined on the shortlist by nine other outstanding African youngsters namely Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United), Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso & Lorient), Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg), Jesus Owono (Equatorial Guinea & Alaves), James Gomez (The Gambia & AC Horsens), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana & Rennes), Ilaix Moriba Kourouma (Guinea & Valencia), El Bilal Toure (Mali & Reims) and Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Metz).



The prestigious award has been won by Super Eagles duo Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen in the past.


Amoo enjoined a stunning 2021 season at Hammarby, making 36 appearances in domestic competitions in which he was involved in 18 goals (13 goals, 5 assists).


After a fantastic campaign, the 2019 Golden Eaglets sensation earned a move to Danish powerhouse FC Copenhagen in the January transfer window.


Amoo received his first call-up to Nigeria's senior national team for a pair of games against Ghana in the 2022 World Cup playoff in March but was not given minutes.


The winner of the Young Player of the Year (Men) will be decided by a voting panel made up of CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, Head Coaches and Captains of Member Associations.


Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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