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5 Final Nominees For CAF African Player Of The Year Revealed

CAF have revealed the final five players who will be in contention to win the 2016 African Player of the Year award.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see the final five nominees for the CAF African Player of the Year.

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who impressed during the Rio Olympics, was nominated alongside Keagan Dolly, Khama Billiat and Denis Onyango following Sundowns' CAF Champions League title-winning campaign.

However, none of the four Premier Soccer League stars survived the cut from the original list of 30 names.

Riyad Mahrez and 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the favourites for this year's edition after impressing for their respective clubs in Europe.

Sadio Mane, Islam Slimani and Mohamed Salah are the other three nominees.

CAF announced that "for the final phase, votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the 54 National Associations affiliated to CAF plus Associate Members, Reunion Island and Zanzibar, together with the other half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons) will be counted towards the determination of the eventual winners".

Read: African Stars Out Of Contract By 2017

The Glo-CAf 2016 Awards Gala will be held on Thursday 5 January 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Who do you think should be named the 2016 African Player of the Year? Have your say in the comments section below.

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