Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana in contention for CAF Young Player of the Year Award

Ghanaian youngster Kamaldeen Sulemana is in contention for the 2022 CAF Young Player of the Year Award (Men).

The Stade Rennes wingers made it to the 10 players shortlisted to compete for the award and will have to beat off competition to scoop the prestigious prize.

Sulemana, who joined Stade Rennes last summer for 20 million euros established himself as a key cog to the side.

The 20-year-old despite injury setbacks made 20 appearances, scoring four goals and providing two assists in the process.

His outstanding performance did not go unnoticed and has therefore been nominated for the CAF Young Player of the Year award.

Sulemana made it to Ghana’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, his first senior tournament with the national team.

He played in all three games in the group stages after Ghana failed to qualify to the Round of 16 after losing to Comoros.

Kamaldeen missed Ghana’s World Cup playoff against Nigeria in March due to injury.

This year’s CAF Awards will be held on Thursday, 21 July 2022 in Morocco.