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, cafonline.com.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borrusia Dortmund)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)
Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)
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.