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Moroccan No.1 Bounou claims coveted CAF Goalkeeper of the Year crown!

Moroccan hero Yassine Bounou further cemented his legendary status on Monday, winning the CAF award for Best African Goalkeeper in Marrakech.

Bounou beat fellow nominees Andre Onana of Cameroon and Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shenawy to the prestigious prize.

The 32-year-old shot-stopper was instrumental in Morocco’s historic World Cup semi-final run in Qatar, pulling off a series of sensational saves.

His cat-like reflexes and sharp decision-making frustrated world-class attackers throughout the tournament.

Bounou’s aerial dominance and commanding presence also kept the Atlas Lions firmly in matches as they became Africa’s first-ever World Cup semi-finalists.

Currently playing his trade with Saudi giants Al Hilal, Bounou elevated his reputation to become Africa’s undisputed number one keeper in 2022.

Bounou, affectionately nicknamed ‘Bono’, is the first African goalkeeper to ever be ranked in the top 15 for the Ballon d’Or.

His 13th place finish in the 2022 standings highlights his increasing stature as a barrier between the posts.

If Bounou can maintain the form that has made him an impenetrable obstacle for opposition attackers, Morocco are certain to win more laurels.

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