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Africa football's governing body has announced the remaining candidates to win the prestigious individual trophy this year, with five Nigeria players making the cut

The Confederation of African Football have released the 25-man nominees for the 2013 African Player of the Year with title-holder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray star, Didier Drogba and Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among the candidates to win the individual award.

John Obi Mikel is accompanied by four Super Eagles teammates following the African champions’ impressive 2013 campaign. They include Emmanuel Emenike, Sunday Mba, Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa.

Liverpool star, Victor Moses is however the suprise exclusion from the list.

The winner will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. 

SHORTLIST IN FULL:  

 

Name

Country

Club

 

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

 

John Mikel Obi

Nigeria

Chelsea

 

Jonathan Pitroipa

Burkina Faso

Stade Rennais

 

Kévin Constant

Guinea

AC Milan

 

Kwadwo Asamoah

Ghana

Juventus

 

Luís Carlos Almada Soares – (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

Gabon

Borussia Dortmund,

 

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

 

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