Thomas Partey and Mohammed Kudus both of Ghana’s senior men’s football team, the Black Stars, have been nominated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the Men’s Footballer of the Year award.

The nominations were announced by the Confederation of African Football on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

The English Premier League duo are among 30 players nominated for the top prize ahead of the Awards Gala scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Mohammed Kudus, an attacking midfielder or right winger, joined West Ham United from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer whilst Thomas Partey, a defensive midfielder or right-back, plays for Arsenal following his switch from Atletico Madrid in October 2020. 

The Ghanaian superstars both featured for the Black Stars at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022.


The statement said a panel of CAF Technical experts, African football legends and selected media representatives from a number of countries put together the preliminary list for the various categories.

This is based on the performance of the nominees between November 2022 and September 2023 serving as the period under consideration.