Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi beat Super Eagles midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and Ivoirian Franck Kessie to Africa’s youth player of the year top prize.
Hakimi had a decent summer World Cup with Morocco and also playing a huge part in Borussia Dortmund’s excellent form in the German Bundesliga. On the other hand, Ndidi, who missed out of the award plies his trade in the English topflight had a spectacular year with Leicester City.
The Nigerian international will battle Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and Ivoirian Franck Kessie for the award. Ndidi had a splendid year with Leicester City in the Premier League while Hakimi had a decent World Cup with Morocco and also played a part in Borussia Dortmund’s dominance in the Bundesliga.