Cameroon and Al Nassr FC striker Vincent Aboubakar has been nominated for the 2023 CAF Best Player of the Year award. The 30-year-old is one of ten players on the shortlist, which also includes Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Achraf Hakimi, and Riyad Mahrez.
Aboubakar has had an outstanding year for both club and country. He finished as the top scorer at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations with eight goals, and he also helped Cameroon to reach the semi-finals of the competition. At club level, he scored 23 goals in 39 appearances for Al Nassr in all competitions.
Aboubakar is a powerful and versatile striker who is known for his aerial ability, finishing prowess, and work ethic. He is also a leader on the pitch, and he has been praised by his coaches for his attitude and professionalism.
The CAF Best Player of the Year award will be presented on December 11 in Marrakech, Morocco. Aboubakar faces stiff competition from some of the world’s best players, but he has a good chance of winning the award given his excellent form over the past year.
Why Aboubakar is a strong contender for the award
Aboubakar has a number of factors in his favor as he competes for the CAF Best Player of the Year award. First, he had a stellar year for both club and country. He finished as the top scorer at the AFCON, which is the biggest football tournament in Africa. He also helped Cameroon to reach the semi-finals of the competition, which is their best performance since 2017.
Second, Aboubakar has been in excellent form for Al Nassr. He scored 23 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions, which is a very good record for a striker. He also helped Al Nassr to finish third in the Saudi Professional League, which qualified them for the AFC Champions League.
Third, Aboubakar is a leader on the pitch. He is the captain of Cameroon, and he is known for his attitude and professionalism. He is always willing to work hard for the team, and he is a role model for his teammates.
Finally, Aboubakar is a player who is loved by the fans. He is a very popular figure in Cameroon, and he is also respected by fans all over Africa. He is a humble and down-to-earth person, and he is always willing to interact with the fans.
Another Indomitable Lions player who has been nominated for the award is Frank Zambo Anguissa, who plays as Central Midfielder for serie A club, Napoli.
Good to Aboubakar and Anguissa.