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
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.