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Ballon d’Or: Does Mane, Salah, Mahrez, Haller & Oshoala have a chance?

Africa has five nominees for the Ballon d’Or award after Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Sebastien Haller and Asisat Oshoala made Friday’s shortlist.

Liberia’s George Weah remains the only African to have won the prestigious award when he claimed it while playing for AC Milan in 1995.

With Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema and Barcelona and Spain star Alexia Putellas the hot favourites to win the men’s and women’s award, GOAL looks at the chances of the African nominees.

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