André Onana Nominated for CAF Goalkeeper of the Year Award
Manchester United goalkeeper André Onana has been nominated for the CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award, along with Morocco’s Yassine Bounou, Egypt’s Mohamed ElShenawy, and South Africa’s Ronwen Williams.
Onana has had an outstanding year, helping Inter Milan win the Serie A title and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League. He also played a key role in Cameroon’s run to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The 26-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Africa and the world, and his nomination for the CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award is well-deserved.
If Onana wins the award, it will be a major achievement for him and for Cameroon. It would be the first time that a Cameroonian goalkeeper has won the award since Joseph-Antoine Bell in 1985.
The CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award will be presented at the CAF Awards ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco on December 11, 2023.
Onana’s Chances of Winning
Onana is one of the favorites to win the CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award. He has had an outstanding year, winning the Serie A title with Inter Milan and helping Cameroon reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, he faces stiff competition from Yassine Bounou, who was also nominated for the Yashin trophy in the 2023 Ballon d’Or award. Bounou helped Morocco win the Africa Cup of Nations and reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.
Mohamed ElShenawy and Ronwen Williams are also strong contenders for the award. ElShenawy helped Egypt win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and 2022, while Williams helped Mamelodi Sundowns win the CAF Champions League in 2016 and 2019.
Ultimately, the winner of the CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award will be decided by a vote of CAF technical experts and media representatives. It will be a close race, but Onana has a good chance of winning.
Onana’s nomination for the CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award is a testament to his outstanding performances over the past year. He is one of the best goalkeepers in Africa and the world, and he deserves to win the award.