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Ivorian Yaya Toure is the reigning African Player of the Year and Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt for the African Player of the Year (based in Africa)

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By Dennis Mabuka

Kenya and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has been nominated for the 2013 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year Award.

Twenty-five (25) players made the cut for the flagship African Player of the Year category, and twenty-one (21) for the African Player of the Year (based in Africa).

The winners will be announced at the Glo-Caf Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. Ivorian Yaya Toure is the reigning African Player of the Year and Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

African Player of the Year; Ahmed Musa (Nigeria, CSKA Moscow), (Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, Al Ain), (Dame N’Doye, Senegal, Locomotiv Moscow), Didier Drogba, Cote d’Ivoire Galatasaray), Emmanuel Emenike, Nigeria (Fenerbahce), Islam Slimani, Algeria (Sporting Lisbon) and John Mikel Obi, Nigeria (Chelsea).

Jonathan Pitroipa Burkina Faso (Stade Rennais), Kévin Constant Guinea (AC Milan), Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghana (Juventus), Luís Carlos Almada – (Platini Cape Verde), AC Omonia- Mehdi Benattia (Morocco, AS Roma), Mohamed Aboutrika, Egypt (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Basel FC), Nicolas Nkoulou, Cameroon, Marseille, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça, Cape Verde (Lille), Saladin Said, Ethiopia (Wadi Degla FC), Seydou Keita, Mali (Dalian Aerbin F.C), Sofiane Feghouli, Algeria (Valencia), Sunday Mba Nigeria (Warri Wolves), Victor Wanyama, Kenya (Southampton FC), Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria (Lille), Yao Kouassi Gervais ‘Gervinho’, Cote d’Ivoire (AS Roma), Yaya Toure, Cote d’Ivoire,  (Manchester City).

African Player of the YearBased in Africa, Adane Girma, Ethiopia (St George), Ahmed Fathi, Egypt, (Al Ahly), Alexis Yougouda Kada, Cameroon (Coton Sport), Ali Machani, Tunisia (CAB), Bapidi Fils Jean Jules, Cameroon- (Coton Sport), Daine Marcelle-Klate, South Africa, (Orlando Pirates), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Tunisia (CSS), Getaneh Kebede, Ethiopia (Bidvest Wits), Idrissa Kouyate, Cote d’Ivoire (CS Sfaxien), Iheb Msakni, Tunisia (Esperance), Luyanda Lennox Bacela, South Africa (Orlando Pirates), Mbwana  Samatta, Tanzania (TP Mazembe), Moez Ben Cherifia, (Tunisia), Mohamed Aboutrika, Egypt (Ahly), Rainford Kalaba, Zambia, (TP Mazembe), Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa (Orlando Pirates), Soumbeila Diakite, Mali (Stade Malien), Sunday Mba, Nigeria (Warri Wolves), Tresor Mputu, DR Congo (TP Mazembe), Waleed Soliman, Egypt (Al Ahly).

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