Caf names Africa Player of the Year shortlists

Caf has released the shortlists for the 2013 African Player of the Year and the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) awards
Members of the Technical & Development and the Media Committees from the initial list of nominees have voted, bringing down the shortlists from 25 and 21, to 10 and five players respectively.

"The Head Coaches of the National Associations affiliated to Caf will vote in their order of preference to decide on the eventual winners of the two categories," confirmed a statement on the Caf official website.

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) award.

The nominees are:

African Player of the Year
Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) - Al Ain (United Arab Emirates)
Didier Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire) - Galatasaray (Turkey)
Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) - Fenerbahce (Turkey)
John Obi Mikel (Nigeria) - Chelsea (England)
Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) - Stade Rennes (France)
Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt) - Ahly (Egypt)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) - Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria) - Lille (France)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire) - Manchester City (England)  

African Player of the Year (Based in Africa)

Ahmed Fathy - Al Ahly (Egypt), Mohamed Aboutreika - Al Ahly (Egypt), Rainford Kalaba - TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Sunday Mba - Warri Wolves (Nigeria), Tresor Mputu Mabi - TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

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