Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is up for African Player of the Year.
Toure, 29, heads a five-man shortlist for the 2012 award.
He is joined by fellow Ivorian Dider Drogba, Cameroonâ€™s Alex Song, Senegalese striker Demba Ba and Ghanaian Andre Ayew in the final five contenders.
Only Ayew, who plays for French Ligue 1 side Marseille, did not play in England last season.
The winner will be announced in Ghana on December 20.