Ghana international Andre Ayew has missed out on the Top 5 shortlist for the 2016 CAF African Player of the Year Award.
The Black Stars deputy captain had made the initial 30-man list announced few weeks ago but failed to make the mark after members of the CAF Media Committee, CAF Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons) pruned down the list in a vote.
For the African Player of the Year, they are;
- 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 African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), the top five are;
- Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns & Zimbabwe)
- Keegan Dolly (Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa)
- Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe & Zambia)
- Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa)
- Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns & Uganda)
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 is scheduled for Thursday, 5 January 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.