Andre Ayew misses out in final five African Player of the Year shortlist

By Michael Abayateye
Andre Ayew

Black Stars and West Ham player,Andre Ayew was left out in the final Confederation of African Football's five man shortlist for the Globacom 2016 African Footballer of the Year award to be held early next year.

Andre Ayew placed third at the award last year but failed to make it to the final five for the event this year.

The top five was decided by votes from the members of the CAF Media Committee, CAF Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons).

The players who made the cut were;

  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 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 would be held on Thursday, January 5 in Abuja, Nigeria.

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