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CAF shortlists five Super Eagles for award

05 December 2013, 13:17Israel Ojoko

Lagos - All five Super Eagles players nominated for the Glo CAF Awards have been included in the shortlist released by the Confederation of African Football after the number was pruned down.

John Obi Mikel, Ahmed Musa, Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike are among the top ten shortlist for the 2013 African Player of the Year.

Initially, twenty-five (25) players were named for African Player of the Year category, and twenty-one (21) for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

Sunday Mba is also included in the top five shortlist for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

Holder Yaya Toure, Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan and his Ivory Coast counterpart Didier Drogba are also in the race for the African Player of the Year.

Jonathan Pitroipa of Burkina Faso, Mohamed Aboutreika of Egypt, and Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the top ten in contention for the prestigious award.

For the players based in Africa, Ahmed Fathy and Mohamed Aboutreika of Al Ahly in Egypt, Rainford Kalaba and Tresor Mputu Mabi, who both play for TP Mazembe (DR Congo) join Mba for the chase of the other trophy.

The event will hold in Lagos on January 9, 2014.

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