Partey shortlisted for CAF Footballer of the year award

Ghana International Thomas Partey has been included in CAF’s 34 man shortlist for the 2018 CAF Awards.

This nomination is in addition to his shortlisting for the BBC African footballer of the year.

The 25 year old midfielder has enjoyed perhaps his best year so far in his career, playing a key role as his club side Atletico Madrid won the UEFA Europa League.

Partey has also become one of the most important players at national team level scoring 6 goals in his last 6 appearances for the Black Stars, including a hat trick in a World Cup qualifier against Congo.

Partey is not the only Ghana on the list, as Portia Boakye, Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo and Black Maidens captain Mukarama Abdulai all made the shortlist for the Women’s African Player of the Year.

CAF is expected to cut down the shortlist in the coming days.

The Awards Gala, is to honour footballers & officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

No Ghanaian has won the award since Abedi Ayew did so in 1993.

By:Daniel Koranteng/citinewsroom/Ghana

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