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Asamoah Gyan out of race for Africa footballer of the year gong

Gyan scores again 11Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan would have to wait for another year to win the African footballer of the year award after the Al Ain goal machine was omitted from the final 3-man shortlist for the top award.

Gabon striker, 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.

Yay Toure is chasing a historic fourth straight award

Yay Toure is chasing a historic fourth straight award

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

Algeria

Libya

Nigeria

 Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

Nigeria

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

Credit: CAF

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