Kalaba shortlisted for CAF Award
Chipolopolo Boys captain Rainford Kalaba has been shortlisted for the CAF African Player of the Year -Africa based, CAF has announced.
The TP Mazembe midfielder is up against Sundowns duo Khama Billiat and Dennis Onyango.
Both Billiat and Onyango helped South African side Sundowns win the CAF Champions League while Kalaba’s goals led TP Mazembe to the CAF Confederations Cup triumph.
This is the second time Kalaba is being nominated for the award together with Stopilla Sunzu.
In 2012, following Zambia’s African Cup of Nations glory but the two Chipolopolo Boys saw the award go to Egypt’s Mohamed Aboutrika.
Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Algeria Winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese Winger Sadio Mané have made the final top three for the 2014 African Player of the Year.
The trio made the cut following votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, Media Committee, Technical & Football committee and a panel of Media Experts.
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