Ghana vice captain Andre Ayew failed to make the Confederation of African Football’s five-man shortlist for this year’s African Footballer of the year award.
The top five was decided by votes from the members of the CAF Media Committee, CAF Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons).
The list below is the final five players who made the cut:
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borrusia Dortmund)
- Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
- Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
- Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)
- Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)
For the final phase, votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the 54 National Associations affiliated to CAF plus Associate Members, Reunion Island and Zanzibar, together with the other half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons) will be counted towards the determination of the eventual winners.
The 2016 Glo-CAF Awards Gala sponsored by telecommunication giants, Globacom, will be held on Thursday, 5 January 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.