Mikel, Yaya, Emenike in Caf African player of the year list
Africa football’s governing body has announced the remaining candidates to win the prestigious individual trophy this year, with five Nigeria players making the cut
The Confederation of African Football have released the 25-man nominees for the 2013 African Player of the Year with title-holder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray star, Didier Drogba and Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among the candidates to win the individual award.
John Obi Mikel is accompanied by four Super Eagles teammates following the African champions' impressive 2013 campaign. They include Emmanuel Emenike, Sunday Mba, Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa.
Liverpool star, Victor Moses is however the suprise exclusion from the list.
The winner will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria.
SHORTLIST IN FULL:
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
Kwadwo Asamoah Ghana Juventus
LuÃs Carlos Almada Soares - (Platini) Cape Verde AC Omonia
Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Al Ahly
Mohamed Salah Egypt Basel FC
Nicolas Nkoulou Cameroon Marseille
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon Borussia Dortmund,
Ryan Isaac Mendes da GraÃ§a Cape Verde Lille
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