Since 2009 , a prize is given to the best African player of French Ligue1 in memorial of the latter Marc-Vivien Foé , former Cameroonian player died on the pitch on June 26 , 2003 at Lyon .
On June 29 , the successor of Nicolas Pépé will be known . The list of the last eleven players on the way to win the trophy has been unveiled by the organizers , RFI and FRance 24 .
They are : Yunis Abdelhamid ( Defender , Morocco , Reims) , Denis Bouanga (Striker , Gabon , Saint-Etienne) , Andy Delort (Striker , Algeria , Montpellier) , Habib Diallo (Striker , Sénégal , Metz) , Idrissa Gueye (Midfielder , Sénégal , PSG) , Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper , Sénégal , Rennes) , Mbaye Niang (Striker , Sénégal , Rennes) , Victor Oshimen (Striker , Nigeria , Lille) , Moses Simon (Midfielder , Nigeria , Nantes) , Islam Slimani (Striker , Algeria , Monaco) and Hamari Traoré (Defender , Mali , Rennes) .
Players available to Marc-Vivien Foé Prize are those who have worn their national team colors during the season , and have at least played 15 Ligue1 games .