Saturday Jan 14, 2023. 13:21
African superstars Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Achraf Hakimi have been named on the 14-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
Senegal and Bayern Munich winger Mane was ranked fifth in 2019 and fourth in 2020 in the The Best FIFA Men’s Player award rankings and he will be hoping to win the accolade this year.
While Egypt captain Salah finished third for the Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2018 and 2021 whilst playing alongside Mane at Liverpool FC, before the Senegalese moved to Bayern in June last year.
On the other hand, Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Hakimi is one of the best full-backs in the world and he is a consistent performer for his country and club.
Fans have until 3 February to cast their votes for one of the African stars to win.
Best Fifa Men’s Player nominees
Julián Álvarez (Argentina, River Plate, Manchester City FC)
Jude Bellingham (England, BV Borussia 09 Dortmund)
Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid CF)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City FC)
Erling Haaland (Norway, BV Borussia 09 Dortmund, Manchester City FC)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco, Paris Saint-Germain)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland, FC Bayern München , FC Barcelona)
Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool FC, FC Bayern München)
Kylian Mbappé (France, Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina, Paris Saint-Germain)
Luka Modrić (Croatia, Real Madrid CF)
Neymar (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool FC)
Vinícius Junior (Brazil, Real Madrid CF)