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2016 Glo-CAF Awards: Dede misses out on Top 5 shortlist

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;

  1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borrusia Dortmund)
  2. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
  3. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  4. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)
  5. Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)

For the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), the top five are;

  1. Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns & Zimbabwe)
  2. Keegan Dolly (Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa)
  3. Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe & Zambia)
  4. Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa)
  5. 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.


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