By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Olympique Lyon forward, Tinotenda Kadewere has expressed his gratitude after he was shortlisted for the Prix Marc-Vivien Foe best African Player in Ligue 1 Awards.
The Zimbabwe International striker took to his official tweeter account to express his appreciation.
” 🏾What an honor it is to be shortlisted for the Prix Marc-Vivien Foe best African player in @Ligue1_ENG awards. @OL_English 🔵🔴🇿🇼 #fambatino #Godaboveall,” reads his tweet.
Kadewere is currently on top of his form at Les Gones this season, he has netted 10 goals in the League and has provided 3 assists.
The former Harare City star was nominated alongside 10 other African players.
Prix Marc-Vivien Foe is an award which is meant only for African players plying their trade in the French Ligue 1.
The winner for the 2020/21 Prix Marc-Vivien Foe Award will be announced at the end of June.
Here are the names of the other nominees:
Nayef Aguerd (Stade Rennais / Morocco), Farid Boulaya (FC Metz / Algeria), Andy Delort, (Montpellier Hérault Sport Club / Algeria), Boulaye Dia (Stade de Reims / Senegal), Seko Fofana (Racing Club de Lens / Ivory Coast), Idrissa Gueye (PSG / Senegal), Alexandre Oukidja (FC Metz / Algeria), Reinildo Mandava (Lille OSC / Mozambique), Karl Toko-Ekambi (Olympique Lyonnais / Cameroon).
The award is dedicated to Marc-Vivien Foe a Cameroonian international defensive midfielder who once played for Manchester City, Olympique Lyon, West Ham and Lens.
He died at the age of 28-years after he collapsed on the pitch during an international match in June 2003 and confirmed dead.
Reports indicated that the cause for his sudden death was Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a condition in which the heart becomes thickened without an obvious cause.