Ghanaian duo Mohammed Kudus and Thomas Partey have been nominated for the 2023 CAF men’s player of the year award. The pair are among a 30-man shortlist released by the continent’s football governing body on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Kudus has had a stellar season for both club and country. He scored 18 goals and provided 5 assists in 42 appearances for Ajax, and he was also one of the stars of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with his two goals and one assist. Partey has also had an impressive season, helping Arsenal finish second in the Premier League and secure qualification back to the UEFA Champions League. He was also instrumental in helping Ghana qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The two players face stiff competition for the award, with other nominees including Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, and Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech. However, Kudus and Partey have strong cases for winning the award, given their outstanding performances over the past year.
Kudus is a versatile and dynamic player who can play in a variety of positions, including attacking midfield, winger, and false 9. He is known for his pace, dribbling skills, and finishing ability. Partey is a powerful and athletic midfielder who is excellent at winning possession and distributing the ball. He is also a good goalscorer from outside the box.
The winner of the CAF men’s player of the year award will be announced at the CAF Awards Gala in Marrakech, Morocco, on December 11, 2023. Both Kudus and Partey would be worthy winners, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
The nominations of Kudus and Partey for the CAF men’s player of the year award is a testament to their outstanding performances over the past year. Both players have been key figures for their respective clubs and countries, and they have played a major role in their successes.
Kudus has particularly impressed with his versatility and goal-scoring ability. He is able to play in a variety of positions across the attack, and he is always a threat to score goals. Partey, on the other hand, has been praised for his strength, athleticism, and passing ability. He is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, and he is also a threat from set-pieces.
It will be difficult to predict who will win the award, given the high quality of the nominees. However, Kudus and Partey have both had exceptional seasons, and they would be worthy winners.
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