Yassine Bounou to go head-to-head with Manchester City star for African Player of the Year award

Yassine Bounou had an incredible 2022-23 season. Having helped Morocco defy the odds at the World Cup, where the African side became the first team from the continent to reach the semi-finals of the competition, he also played a huge role in Sevilla winning the Europa League.

Despite having lost his undisputed starting spot under Jose Luis Mendilibar, Bono played a big role for Sevilla. He was on fine form earlier in the season, but with Marko Dmitrovic taking over as first-choice, it meant that he was relegated to cup keeper.

This meant that he was utilised in the later stages of the Europa League, and he was a deciding factor in Sevilla’s victory over Roma in the final, saving one spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out.

As per Diario AS, Bono is one of the leading candidates to take home the African Player of the Year award, which has not been won by a goalkeeper since 1991.

However, he will be up against Riyad Mahrez, who helped Manchester City secure a famous treble in 2022-23, so it won’t be easy for the Sevilla stopper to take home the award, which is handed out next month.

Tags Riyad Mahrez Sevilla Yassine Bounou


  1. This blog, u people must be jokers…..😕😕😕🤫🤫🤫, So u have not heard of Victor Osimhen , u are talking of mayrez , mayhrez that hardly paled a game all season, that hardly even played any of the final in F A cup and Champions league , when u are making write ups and analysis , check individual contributions and performance , not just because u are part of a team that won trophies …Victor osimhen won, the serie A, won The highest goal scorer, reach took Napoli to quarterfinals for the first time in their history, won best striker,broke the no of record goals by an African in serie A , highest scoring African in Europe Africa, record in Serie , top scorers in Caf Af on qualifiers ,…listed among top possible Ballon ‘d or nominee’s…and also won Global prestigious award …and you people just go online and start predicting what you don’t know…

  2. Thank you oo. Tell them o.

    We’re talking achievements, they’re mentioning Mahrez of all people.

    Everybody knows OSIMHEN is the worthy winner of that award.

  3. Osimhen is the only one distinctive to cart home African footballer of the year. He is also in the reckoning of top three for the balloon dor

  4. Osimhen is the indisputable king of African football and will cart home the award. He is in top three for the balloon dor

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