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CAF Awards: Aubameyang, Mane, Salah on final shortlist



Egypt international Mohamed Salah is in line to retain his African Player of the Year award after being named on a three -man shortlist along with Liverpool team -mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal’ s Gabon striker Pierre -EmerickAubameyang .Salah , who was named the BBC ’ s African Footballer of the Year for a second time in December , won the Confederation of African Football award last year .

It was an identical shortlist with Salah emerging as the winner .

This year ’ s ceremony will be held at an awards gala on January 8 in Dakar , Senegal .

The women ’ s shortlist has also been revealed with Nigeria duo Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega , and South Africa ’ s Thembi Kgatlana making the final three .

Oshoala has won the last two Caf awards and three in total , and along with Ordega helped the Super Falcons win the Women ’ s Africa Cup of Nations in 2018 .

Kgatlana was the Most Valuable Player and top – scorer at the Nations Cup as BanyanaBanyana narrowly lost out to Nigeria on penalties in the final .