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​Two Leicester players make CAF Africa Player of the Year shortlist

The Confederation of African Football has released its shortlists for the African Player of the Year and Africa-based African Player of the Year.

The candidates for African Player of the Year are:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund

Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester

Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool

Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Roma

Islam Slimani of Algeria and Leicester

The candidates for the Africa-based African Player of the Year are:

Khama Billiat of Mamelodi Sundowns and Zimbabwe

Keegan Dolly of Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa

Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe and Zambia

Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa

Denis Onyango of Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, 5 January 2017.

Ian Ferris
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