Caf on Wednesday announced the top three candidates for this year’s African Footballer of the Year award, after taking down Ghana’s Andre Ayew and Senegalese Demba Ba from an initial five-man shortlist published a fortnight ago.
Reigning footballer Yaya Toure and his compatriot Didier Drogba are joined by Cameroonian midfielder Alexander Song to vie for the prestigious accolade whose winner will be announced on December 20 at the Awards Gala in Accra, Ghana.
African Footballer of the Year Top Three in alphabetical order
Didier Drogba (Cote D’Ivoire, Shanghai Shenhua)
Alexander Song (Cameroon, Barcelona)
Yaya Toure (Cote D’Ivoire, Manchester City)
African Player of the year – Based in Africa Top Three in alphabetical order
Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt, Al Ahly)
Rainford Kalaba (Zambia, TP Mazembe)
Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia, TP Mazembe)