African nominees for the 2018 Golden Boy Award

African nominees for the 2018 Golden Boy Award

Italian publication Tuttosport has published the nominees for the 2018 Golden Boy Award, with 15 African representatives figuring in the 40-man list.

The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young footballer under the age of 21 playing in Europe.

France international and PSG star Kylian Mbappé won the recompense in 2017.

The African Nominees:

1) Kelvin Amian of French club Toulouse. He is a Franco-Ivorian and plays as right-back. Age: 20.

2) Houssem Aouar of Lyon. He is a Franco-Algerian and plays as a centre-midfield. Age: 20.

3) Musa Barrow, 19, of Italian club Atalanta. He is a Gambian and plays as centre forward.

4) Moussa Diaby, a 19-year-old Franco-Malian, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as right winger.

5) Moussa Djenepo of Standard Liege in Belgium. He is a 20-year-old Malian and plays as left winger.

6) Achraf Hakimi is a 19-year-old Moroccan who plays for Borussia Dortmund as a right-back.

7) Amadou Haidara is a 20-year-old Malian centre-midfielder of RB Salzburg.

8) Jovane Cabral is a 20-year-old Cape Verdean who plays for Sporting Lisbon as a right winger.

9) Moise Kean, an 18-year-old Italo-Ivorian. He is a centre forward at Juventus.

10) Boubacar Kamara, 18, is a Franco-Senegalese centre-back of French club Marseille.

11) Jules Keita is a 20-year-old left winger from Guinea and plays for French side Dijon.

12) Alban Lafont, 19, is a Franco-Burkinabe goalkeeper of Fiorentina in Italy.

13) Ismaila Sarr is a 20-year-old Senegalese who plays for French side Rennes as left winger.

14) Dayot Upamecano is a 20-year-old Franco-Bissau-Guinean centre-back of RB Leipzig in Germany.

15) Moussa Wague from Senegal is 19 and plays for Barcelona as a left-back.

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