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Enyeama, Emenike, Mikel others make CAF’s 2013 player list

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Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, midfielder John Mikel Obi and forward Emmanuel Emenike are among five Nigerians who made the shortlist for the African Player of the Year award.

The trio are joined by Ahmed Musa and Africa Cup of Nations hero Sunday Mba.

That number represents one fifth of the total nominees and means Nigeria have the highest number of players nominated for the award,

But they will face competition from 20 other players from around the continent, including the Côte d’Ivoire trio of Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Gervinho.

The Ivorien tally of three is the next highest behind Nigeria, with Ghana and Egypt supplying two nominees each.

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Mba was also nominated for the African Player of the Year based in Africa award.

    AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

    Ahmed Musa

    Asamoah Gyan

    Dame N’Doye

    Didier Drogba

    Emmanuel Emenike

    Islam Slimani

    John Mikel Obi

    Jonathan Pitroipa

    Kévin Constant

    Kwadwo Asamoah

    Luís Carlos Almada Soares – (Platini)

    Mehdi Benattia

    Mohamed Aboutrika                      

    Mohamed Salah              

    Nicolas Nkoulou

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça

    Saladin Said

    Seydou Keita

    Sofiane Feghouli

    Sunday Mba

    Victor Wanyama                

    Vincent Enyeama

    Yao Kouassi Gervais ‘Gervinho’

    Yaya Toure

    African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

    Adane Girma

    Ahmed Fathi

    Alexis Yougouda Kada

    Ali Machani

    Bapidi Fils Jean Jules

    Daine Marcelle-Klate

    Fakhreddine Ben Youssef

    Getaneh Kebede

    Idrissa Kouyate

    Iheb Msakni

    Luyanda Lennox Bacela

    Mbwana  Samatta

    Moez Ben Cherifia

    Mohamed Aboutrika

    Rainford Kalaba

    Senzo Meyiwa

    Soumbeila Diakite

    Sunday Mba

    Tresor Mputu

    Waleed Soliman

    Yannick N’djeng




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