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By NBF News

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday unveiled the shortlists for the CAF Awards, tagged 'Cairo 2010'. Three Nigerian women who won the last African Women championship in South Africa have been listed in the final shortlist.

The only surprise is the exclusion of Ethiopian playmaker, Salimata Simpore. The award is to honour best achievers in African football for the year 2010.

The final nominees will vie for honours in the respective categories following their nomination by the Media, Technical and Football Committees of CAF, taking into consideration the performance during the year under review, from January 2010 to November 2010.

For the topmost awards, Player of the Year 2010 and African-based Player of the Year 2010, the respective winners are decided by votes from the respective senior national teams' Head Coaches or Technical Director of the 53 national associations affiliated to CAF.

The event will be held on December 20, 2010 in Cairo, Egypt.

Below are the shortlists
Player of the Year
Didier Drogba
Samuel Eto'o Fils
Asamoah Gyan
Salomon Kalou
Seydou Keita
The above shortlist will further be reduced to 3 players on December 11 .

African-based Player of the Year
Alain Dioko
Mohamed Nagui Gedo
Ahmed Hassan
Most Promising Talent of the Year
Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese and Ghana)
Ryad Boudebouz (Sochaux and Algeria)
Moussa Maazou (Bordeaux and Niger)
Women's Footballer of the Year
Stella Mbachu (Nigeria)
Perpetua Nkwocha (Sunnana SK and Nigeria)
Ebere Orji (Nigeria U-20)
Club of the Year
a) CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
b) FUS Rabat (Morocco)
c) TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
National team of the Year
Women's National team of the Year
Equatorial Guinea
Nigeria senior team
Nigeria U-20 women
Coach of the Year
LamineN'Diaye (TP Mazembe)
MilovanRajevac – (Former Ghana Coach)
Hassan Shehata (Egypt)
Other Presidential awards will also be given during the ceremony, further information will be provided in due time.

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