AFS BUNDESLIGA PLAYER OF THE SEASON 2014/15
In its maiden year, Africa Football Shop recognizes the efforts of the best African players in Germany with the AFS BUNDESLIGA AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE SEASON 2014/15.
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JOEL MATIP – Still only 23, Matip seems to have been around for a long time since breaking into Schalke’s first team in 2009. Matip was an ever present in the Gelsenkirchen based team which finished 6th this season by raking up 27 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals. Though it was a disastrous campaign at the 2015 AFCON for Cameroon, the young defender walked away with his head held up and has attracted interest from Newcastle United amongst others.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG – The Gabon star was a shinning light for Borussia Dortmund in a season which saw them spend time fighting relegation from the Bundesliga. However Aubameyang’s season return of 25 goals from 46 appearances in all competitions helped The Black and Yellows to a comfortable 7th place finish in the league. A season total of eleven assists also helped as Dortmund reached the German Cup final eventually losing. Aubameyang also captained Gabon at the 2015 AFCON scoring the team’s opening goal of the tournament in their 2–0 win over Burkina Faso.
BABA RAHMAN – An emerging star of African football, Rahman found his feet in a strong Ghana team and hasn’t looked back since. His performances for Augsburg has attracted attention from a host of elite clubs across Europe and its no surprise. Still only 20, Rahman made 33 appearances scoring three goals and assisting six in all competitions for Augsburg. According to Whoscored.com Rahman is the 7th best ranked player in the Bundesliga with an average of 2.9 interceptions, 3.5 clearances, 1.4 dribbles, 0.5 shot blocks and 4.8 tackles. It will be a surprise if Rahman is still an Augsburg place come September 1st.
ANTHONY UJAH – Ujah’s brilliant season has already been recognised when it was announced on 5 May 2015 that SV Werder Bremen had signed the Nigerian on a four-year contract. Ujah scored ten Bundesliga goals and 12 overall from 32 appearances. His fine form and goals helped Cologne to a 12th place starving off earlier fears of relegation. His exploits has earned his a return to the Super Eagles of Nigeria fold and next season could prove to be an even better one for Anthony Ujah.
ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING – CHOUPO-MOTING mayn’t have set the world alight in his first season at Schalke, but he was a constant and contributed with fine performances helping his team to a 5th place fine. With a return of ten goals from 40 appearances, Choupo-Moting was used as a forward as well as on the wings. His hat-trick in a 4–0 home win over VfB Stuttgart in December was one of the highlights of a season he can look on and be proud.