Borussia Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi claimed the CAF Africa’s youth player of the year top prize in Dakar
The Germany-based midfielder toppled the Nigeria’s Wilfried Ndidi and Cote d’Ivoire’s Franck Kessie to the prestigious award
The 2018 CAF award night was held in Dakar, Senegal
Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi beat Super Eagles midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and Cote d’Ivoire’s Franck Kessie to Africa’s youth player of the year top prize.
Hakimi had a decent summer World Cup with Morocco and also playing 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.
He represented Nigeria at the summer World Cup in Russia and also played a huge role in qualifying Nigeria for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
While Kessie, on his part remains a regular face in Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan side in the Italian Italian topflight.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles midfielder Wilfried Ndidi was nominated for the young player award category by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Nigerian international will battle Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and Cote d’Ivoire’s 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.