South African nominated for Ligue 1 award

South African nominated for Ligue 1 award
Lebo Mothiba

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Apr 03, 2019. 13:00

Bafana Bafana forward Lebo Mothiba is among 10 nominees for the 2019 Marc-Vivien Foé Award, awarded to the best Africa Player in Ligue 1 for the season.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for Strasbourg and has to date scored nine goals in 27 league appearances for the club. He also netted twice in two Coupe de la Ligue matches as the club clinched the trophy with victory over Guingamp in the final.

Mothiba is part of a talented list of nominees that include players from 10 different countries across the African continent.

Morocco's Marouane Chamakh won the inaugural award 10 years ago, while Gervinho (twice), Vincent Enyeama and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among other notable former winners of the accolade.

Full list of nominees:

Lebo Mothiba, Bertrand Traore, Nicolas Pepe, Yunis Abdelhamid, Youcef Atal, Stéphane Bahoken, Denis Bouanga, Max-Alain Gradel, François Kamano, Wahbi Khazri, Ismaïla Sarr.

The winner will be announced on May 13.

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