Salah, Mane & Aubamenyang make African Player of the Year award shortlist

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The African Footballer of the Year award shortlist has been released, with Aubameyang, Salah and Mane in the running

The Confederation of African Football has announced the top three shortlists for the 2017 African Player of the Year with Victor Moses not making the cut.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made the cut decided by votes from the members of the Caf Media Committee, Caf Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member panel of experts.

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez won the accolade for 2016 after a sizzling season for the English Premier League side.

The winners will be decided by votes from the head coaches and Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to Caf.

The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana

African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool) 

Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies)
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)

Youth Player of the Year
Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Sarpsborg)
Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)
Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars)

Coach of the Year
Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
L'Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)

Club of the Year
 Al Ahly
TP Mazembe
Wydad Athletic Club

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National Team of the Year
Cameroon
Egypt
Nigeria

Women’s National Team of the Year

Ghana U-20
Nigeria U-20
South Africa

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