The TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup produced yet another exciting season, with exceptional performances from a number of stars across the continent.
The three shortlisted nominees for this year’s CAF Interclub Player of the Year award were confirmed by CAF as follows: Fiston Mayele, Peter Shalulile and Percy Tau.
Fiston Mayele (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egyptian Pyramids)
Pyramids danger-man, Fiston Mayele enjoyed an exceptional season with his former Tanzanian club, Young Africans during the 2022-2023 season. The striker, who is now on the books of Egyptian side, Pyramids led his former club, Yanga to their first-ever continental final in the Total Energies CAF Confederation Cup where they narrowly lost in the final against USM Alger.
Mayele finished as the top goalscorer of the tournament which raised his profile as one of the most sought-after strikers on the continent.
Peter Shalulile (Namibia, Mamelodi Sundowns)
Namibian sensation, Peter Shalulile was one of the most important players for Mamelodi Sundowns in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League.
The Sundowns target man scored 6 goals in the competition and was instrumental in Sundowns’ run in the competition that dramatically ended in the semi-finals against Wydad AC.
Besides his goalscoring prowess, Shalulile possesses an incredible ability of playing from deep and connecting with his midfielders to give his teammates increased chances of scoring. His exceptional form certainly earns him a place amongst the top three players on the continent.
Percy Tau (South Africa, Al-Ahly of Egypt)
Al Ahly star, Percy Tau has grown immensely in his role at Al Ahly and has become one of the club’s key players since settling in.
After playing as a target man, the skilful forward was moved to the wing and has since been immense for the African champions this past season.
Tau found the back of the net 5 times in his contribution to Ahly’s record 11th TotalEnergies CAF Champions League title.