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The Black Stars striker could not make the cut as the continent’s football governing body announces the final three – Toure, Drogba and Mikel – for the best player award

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan could not make it in the final three for the Caf Player of the Year 2013 award.

Ivorian duo of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba made the final three for a second successive year and will face competition from Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel.

The winner will be announced on January 9, 2014 at the GLO-CAF Awards Gala to be held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ghana Under-20 striker Ebenezer Assifuah, who was the top scorer at the World Youth Championship in Turkey, is vying for the Most Promising Talent award alongside Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Saleh Gomaa of Egypt.

Egyptians Ahmed Fathy and Mohamed Abou Trika will fend off competition from Nigerian Sunday Mba for the African Player of the Year (based in Africa).

Toure is the reigning African Footballer of the Year while Mohamed Abou Trika is the current African player based in Africa.