No Nigerian player made the top ten shortlisted for the 2015 African Player of the Year award. According to the list of the final ten released by the Confederation of African Football there is no Nigerian that made the cut.
The duo of Ahmed Musa and Vincent Enyeama, who were finalists in the last edition have been ousted, while the current holder of the award, Yaya Toure made the top ten cut.The list, which initially comprised of 23 players have now been trimmed to 10 after the announcement on CAF’s website.
CAF also released the names of the best ten African players playing in Africa, and still, Nigeria is missing on that one too.
Winners for the two categories; African Player of the Year 2015 and African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) 2015 will be decided by votes of the Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.
The awards gala will be held on Thursday, 7 January 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.