Nayef Aguerd is one of the 11 contenders for the prestigious trophy for the Marc-Vivien Foé RFI / France 24 award for the 2020/2021 season rewarding the best African player in Ligue 1.
Nayef Aguerd to succeed Victor Osimhen, winner last year? The Moroccan international, playing at the Stade de Rennes was chosen by a jury, made up of nearly 100 journalists specializing in French and African football from all media.
The Atlas Lion is the only Moroccan nominated for the title, and faces Farid Boulaya (Algeria – Metz), Andy Delort (Algeria – Montpellier), Boulaye Dia (Senegal – Reims), Seko Fofana (Côte d ‘ Ivoire – Lens), Idrissa Gueye (Senegal – PSG), Tino Kadewere (Zimbabwe – Lyon), Gaël Kakuta (DR Congo – Lens), Alexandre Oukidja (Algeria – Metz), Reinildo (Mozambique – Lille)
and Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon – Lyon).
The name of the winner of this trophy, which since 2011 bears the name of Marc-Vivien Foé in tribute to the Cameroonian player who died on June 26, 2003 on the lawn of the Gerland stadium in Lyon, will be revealed on May 17.
The name of the winner will be announced on Monday, May 17th! pic.twitter.com/MXB0zh6XgU
– RFI – Press Relations (@RFI_Presse) April 7, 2021
Since his arrival at Stade Rennais, Nayef Aguerd has established himself as a rock in the defense and quickly won over the supporters with his ability to also score, he who has 3 goals and an assist since the start of his season. Aguerd quickly found his place, proving his indispensable qualities for the French club.
Transferred last summer from Dijon to Rennes, the one who was trained at the Mohammed VI academy in Rabat is a solid and applied defender, this son of a former footballer also knows how to turn into a scorer. At 25, this left-hander still has plenty of room for improvement.
As a reminder, three Moroccans have already received the prize: Sofiane Boufal in 2016, Younès Belhanda in 2012 and Marouane Chamakh in 2009.