The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have released their shortlist of nominations for the African player of the year for 2011.
The nominees were revealed by Ghana FA president and Caf executive committee member, Kwesi Nyantakyi, in Accra.
The players were named based on their performances and contribution at club and national level during the year under review and the eventual winner will be declared on December 22 in Ghana's capital.
LIST OF CONTENDERS FOR CAF PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2011
Andre Ayew (Ghana) Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) Gervinho (Ivory Coast) Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) Seydou Keita (Mali) Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) Moussa Sow (Senegal) Adel Taarabt (Morocco) Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)