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Sat. Nov 23rd, 2019

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Bafana Bafana Star Nominated For Top French Ligue 1 Award

Strasbourg's South African forward Lebo Mothiba (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Nimes and Strasbourg, on March 16, 2019 at the Costieres stadium in Nimes, southern France. (Photo by SYLVAIN THOMAS / AFP)

French-based striker Lebogang Mothiba has been nominated for Ligue 1’s 2019 African Player of the Year award.

The award, which was named after the late Cameroonian star Marc-Vivien Foé, recognises the best talent from the African continent.

The Bafana Bafana forward was crowned as champion of the Coupe De La Ligue title with his side RC Strasbourg after they overcame Lebogang Phiri’s Guingamp in the final on penalties this past weekend.

Mothiba has so far netted 11 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions this season for Strasbourg.

He has also been in top form for South Africa with four goals in seven appearances, helping his country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Other Nominees:

Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco‚ Reims)
Youcef Atal (Algeria‚ Nice)
Stéphane Bahoken (Cameroon‚ Angers)
Denis Bouanga (Gabon‚ Nîmes)
Max-Alain Gradel (Ivory Coast‚ Toulouse)
François Kamano (Guinea‚ Bordeaux)
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia‚ Saint-Etienne)
Nicolas Pépé (Ivory Coast‚ Lille)
Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal‚ Rennes)
Bertrand Traoré (Burkina Faso‚ Lyon)

The winner will be voted for by ex-players and football scribes‚ with the winner set to be announced on May 13.