Cairo - Yaya Toure and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the 10 nominees for the African player of the year award.
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Toure led Ivory Coast to its first African Cup of Nations title in 23 years in February. The Manchester City midfielder has won the last five awards.
Aubameyang, a Borussia Dortmund forward, was runner-up to Toure in the last two votes.
Ghana winger Andre Ayew and Senegal midfielder Sadio Mane also made the final 10. Sudan striker Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim El Tahir was a surprise inclusion.
The winner will be decided by a vote of national team coaches in Africa and announced on Jan. 7 at a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria.