Pierre Emerick Aubameyang gets nominated for CAF Player of the Year.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s brilliance in front of goal for Arsenal hasn’t gone unnoticed and the Gabonese striker has now been nominated for the CAF’s Player of the Year award.
The award is handed to the best player from the continent of Africa each year and has been won by Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah over the past two seasons.
This year’s award sees the Liverpool forward joined by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane, Naby Keita, and 26 others in the preliminary 30-man shortlist.
Aubameyang got on the list after he netted 22 league goals for Arsenal last season and also helped the Gunners reach the final of the Europa League.
He has scored eight league goals already this season and he will no doubt be hoping that he gets enough votes to land the award and deny Salah a third consecutive win.
Aubameyang is one of Africa’s most consistent performers having built a reputation in the French and German league before moving to Arsenal.
His performances for the Gunners have earned him the captain’s armband after Granit Xhaka was stripped of it earlier in the season.
Arsenal will be hoping that Aubameyang can score as many goals as last season and help the club out of the rut they find themselves in.