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Medhi Benatia named for the BBC trophy for "African footballer of the year"



FOOTBALL – Very famous, trophy of the best African footballer of the year, awarded by BBC, revealed only the five nominations for this 2018 edition. Among them, the Moroccan Medi Bethany, who will succeed the champion of the year 2017, the Egyptian striker and Liverpool's star, Mohamed Salah.

So far, no Moroccan has won this distinction, which since 1992 has rewarded the best African player. This year, the captain of the Atlas Lions and Juventus players in Turin is named next to great names in African football, namely Mohamed Salah, Kalidou Koulibaly of Senegal and Sadio Mane and Partey in Ghana.

for BBC, Moroccan captain Medhi Benatia, 31, has become one of Europe's most reliable defenders in recent years, playing for some of the biggest clubs in the Old Continent. But his role is at the center of Juventus's celebrity defense in 2018, which won her first place on Africa's footballer list. BBCwe can read on the media website.

Benatas helped Juve win the seventh consecutive Serie A title last season, winning at the same time Coppa Italia and the quarterfinals of the Champions League. He also led Morocco in their first World Cup finals in 1998, although they were eliminated in the group stage.

Also, El Capitano, who returned to the national team on Friday against Cameroon, would dethrone Mo Salah, his own favorite, who also beats his national team and reached the Champions League final in May Real Madrid? Sadio Mané, Liverpool's Salah teammate will have a word after a very good season with Reds.

Awaiting the verdict of December 14th, it is possible to vote on the BBC. You have until December 2, 20h GMT.

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