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Aubameyang, Enyeama, Toure make top 3


CAIRO — Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Ivorian midfieder Yaya Toure have made the final top three for the 2014 African Player of the Year.

The trio made the cut following votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF. Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan and Ahmed Musa of Nigeria failed to make the final list.

For the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), Algerian duo, Akram Djahnit and El Hedi Belamieri are in contention with DR Congo forward Firmin Mubele Ndombe.

The winners will be unveiled at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala on Thursday, 8 January 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Toure will be favourite to collect a record fourth successive African Footballer of the Year crown.

Toure has collected the award for the last three years, equaling a feat achieved by Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o and Ghana’s Abedi Pele.

Victory again would mean he joins Eto’o on four titles overall, but would be the first player to reach that number in consecutive seasons. The award is voted for by the head coaches of the 56 national associations within the African governing body.

The winner will be announced in Lagos on January 8.

Below are the top three for the various categories:

African Player of the Year (in alphabetical order)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borussia Dortmund)
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria and Lille)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City)
African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
Akram Djahnit (Algeria and ES Setif)
El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria and ES Setif)
Firmin Mubele Ndombe (DR Congo and AS Vita)
Women’s Player of the Year
Annette Ngo Ndom (Cameroon and Amazon Grimstad)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and River Angels)
Desire Oparanozie (Nigeria and Guingamp)
Youth Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and River Angels)
Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon and Barcelona)
Uchechi Sunday (Nigeria and River Angels)
Most Promising Talent
Clinton N’jie (Cameroon and Olympique Lyon)
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon and Porto)
Yacine Brahimi (Algeria and Porto)
Coach of the Year
Florent Ibenge (DR Congo)
Kheireddine Madoui (ES Setif)
Vahid Halilhodžić (Former coach of Algeria)
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Nigeria U-20
Club of the Year
Al Ahly (Egypt)
AS Vita (DR Congo)
ES Setif (Algeria)
Football Leader of the Year
Moise Katumbi Chapwe – President of TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
African Legend award
Oryx Club (Cameroon) – winners of the maiden edition of CAF Champions League 1964
Stade Malien (Mali) – runner up of the maiden edition of CAF Champion’s League 1964

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