Steven Pienaar has been nominated for the CAF African Player of the Year Award. The Everton midfielder currently injured is in a 17-man shortlist.
The attacking midfielder was named Everton’s Player of the Season for the 2009/10 campaign and has been a key player for Bafana Bafana over the past year.
However the World Cup was a disappointment and Peanuts faces stiff opposition from Asamoah Gyan, who had a great World Cup and Samuel Eto'o who won the treble with Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan.
Peanuts says: "The nomination for CAF player of the year is a great honor!"
Full 17 nominations are:
Steven Pienaar (Everton/South Africa)
Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan/Cameroon)
Kolo Touré (Manchester City/Ivory Coast)
Didier Drogba (Chelsea/Ivory Coast)
Solomon Kalou (Chelsea/Ivory Coast)
Gervinho (Lille/Ivory Coast)
Mohamed Zidan (Dortmund/Egypt)
Michael Essien (Chelsea/Ghana)
Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland/Ghana)
Asamoah Kwadwo (Udinese/Ghana)
Prince Boateng (Milan AC/Ghana)
Frédéric Kanouté (FC Sévilla/Mali)
Seydou Keita (FC Barcelona/Mali)
Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal/Morocco)
Victor Nsofor Obinna (Inter Milan, on loan to West Ham/Nigeria)
Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City/Togo)
Madjid Bougherra (Rangers/Algeria)
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