Mohamed Elneny’s form for club and country in 2022 has earned him a place on the 30-man shortlist for the CAF Player of the Year award.
The midfielder was central to Egypt’s run to the final of the African Cup of Nations in January – they ultimately lost to Senegal on penalties – and proved his worth for Arsenal, providing backup to Thomas Partey, who isn’t nominated, in the closing months of last season’s Premier League.
Elneny has since been awarded a new contract at the Emirates having previously looked a nailed on candidate to leave.
While it’s fair to say the 29-year-old is a long shot for a place on the CAF POTY podium, he can take pride at being nominated alongside some stellar names.
Nice one, Mo.
2022 CAF POTY Nominees
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Karl Toko Ekambi
Mohamed El Shenawy
30 players from 13 countries contending to sit on the throne of African football. 👑
— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 30, 2022