Tottenham Hotspur duo Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr have both been nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Men’s Player of the Year award.

Ange Postecoglou has helped many of his Tottenham players flourish so far this season, but one of the most impressive elements of the squad has been the partnership between Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr in the middle of the park.

After struggling last season in his first year with the club, Bissouma has finally begun to look like the player Tottenham thought they had signed from Brighton last summer.

Alongside him, Sarr has been able to displace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to hold down a regular spot in the first team. The young Senegal star had previously been unable to break through at Spurs, but has shown his quality this term.

The pair have been a key component of the Ange-ball system, helping to bridge the transition between defence and attack, and breaking down any opposition moves, too.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 2: Tottenham Hotspur’s Yves Bissouma during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on September 2, 2023 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Bissouma and Sarr up for big award

Needless to say, it’s been a great couple of months for both Bissouma and Sarr, and things just got a little better. The two players are listed among 30 nominees for the CAF Player of the Year award.

The award will be presented on December 11, 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco. Deciding the winner will be a selection of CAF Technical Committee members, media professionals, head coaches, and captains of member associations.

The Tottenham men are nominated alongside the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Edmond Tapsoba, Mo Salah, Victor Osimhen, Sadio Mane, and Achraf Hakimi.

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What an honour for both Bissouma and Sarr, and this recognition is very much deserved given their early season form. With the kinds of players listed among the nominees, it’s highly unlikely either of the Spurs boys will win the top prize, but if they keep up this form, you never know.

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