2.11.2023Bayer 04

African Player of the Year 2023: Edmond Tapsoba nominated

The African association Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) has announced the list of 30 nominees in the vote for African Player of the Year 2023. The nominees include Werkself player Edmond Tapsoba. The winner will be announced at the CAF Awards in Marrakech on 11 December.

Other nominees from the Bundesliga, alongside Edmond Tapsoba from Burkina Faso, are Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria/Borussia Dortmund) and Serhou Guirassy (Guinea/VfB Stuttgart).


Tapsoba recently played his 150th game for Bayer 04 in the 2-1 home win against SC Freiburg. The central defender will be involved in the Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast from 13 January 2024. If selected, Bayer 04 players involved in the competition will also include Amine Adli (Morocco), Victor Boniface (Nigeria) plus Odilon Kossounou (Ivory Coast) in addition to Tapsoba (Burkina Faso). All the national teams of those Leverkusen players have qualified for the AFCON finals.

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