Lagos - The top five shortlists for the Confederation of African
Football (CAF) individual awards to be conferred in Abuja in January have been
In the African Player of the Year Award, holder
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borrusia Dortmund) features alongside
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Leicester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool),
Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Roma) and Islam Slimani (Algeria, Leicester City).
Newly-crowned champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa
dominate the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) Award shortlist with
Sundowns stars Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe), Keegan Dolly and
Hlompho Kekana (both South Africa) and Dennis Onyango (Uganda) will vie for the
Rainford Kalaba of Congolese side TP Mazembe and Zambia is
Also read: 2016 CAF African Player: Mikel, Musa, Iheanacho among nominees
Votes from the members of the CAF Media Committee, Technical
and Development Committee and half of the 20-member Panel of Experts decided the
For the final phase, votes from the Head Coaches/Technical
Directors of the 54 National Associations affiliated to CAF plus Associate
Members, Reunion Island and Zanzibar, together with the other half of the
20-member Panel of Experts will be counted to determine eventual winners.
The 2016 Glo-CAF Awards Gala sponsored by telecommunications
giants, Globacom, will be held on January 5.
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