CAF AwardsThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the nominees for the 2013 African Player of the Year and the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

Twenty-five (25) players made the cut for the flagship African Player of the Year category, and twenty-one (21) for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

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).

The nominees are (in alphabetical order);

African Player of the Year 

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

 

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa 

 

Name Country Club

 

Adane Girma Ethiopia St George

 

Ahmed Fathi Egypt Al Ahly

 

Alexis Yougouda Kada Cameroon Coton Sport

 

Ali Machani Tunisia CAB

 

Bapidi Fils Jean Jules Cameroon Coton Sport

 

Daine Marcelle-Klate South Africa Orlando Pirates

 

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef Tunisia CSS

 

Getaneh Kebede Ethiopia Bidvest Wits

 

Idrissa Kouyate Cote d’Ivoire CS Sfaxien

 

Iheb Msakni Tunisia Esperance

 

Luyanda Lennox Bacela South Africa Orlando Pirates

 

Mbwana  Samatta Tanzania TP Mazembe

 

Moez Ben Cherifia Tunisia EST

 

Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Ahly

 

Rainford Kalaba Zambia TP Mazembe

 

Senzo Meyiwa South Africa Orlando Pirates

 

Soumbeila Diakite Mali Stade Malien

 

Sunday Mba Nigeria Warri Wolves

 

Tresor Mputu DR Congo TP Mazembe

 

Waleed Soliman Egypt Al Ahly

 

Yannick N’djeng Cameroon EST
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