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:
Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester
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.