CAF Names Nominees For African Player Of The Year Award

Five players have been shortlisted for the Glo-CAF 2016 African Player of the Year Award by the African Football Confederation (CAF).

The players were named in a statement by the football governing body on its website,

They are:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borrusia Dortmund)

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Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)

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Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

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Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)


Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)

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According to CAF, the nominees were decided by votes from members of the CAF Media Committee, CAF Technical and Development Committee and half of the 20-member Panel of Experts.

The statement said the winner of the award would be determined by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the 54 National Associations affiliated to CAF.

Also, votes from Reunion Island and Zanzibar, together with the other half of the 20-member Panel of Experts will be counted towards the determination of the eventual winners, it said.

The 2016 Glo-CAF Awards Gala will be held on January 5, 2017 in Abuja.

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