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Shortlist For CAF African Player Of The Year Revealed

The 11-man shortlist for the CAF African Player of the Year award has been revealed, and one Mamelodi Sundowns star has been included on the list.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see which players made the list.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango has been shortlisted as one of Africa’s best players and is the only South African-based Representative on the list.

The Ugandan international keeper has been in sublime form for his club who were unfortunate to lose out on defending their CAF Champions League title when they went down to eventual champions Wydad Casablanca in the quarter-finals.

Onyango is joined on the shortlist by high-profiled players such as Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (Senegal), Mohamed Salah (Egypt + Liverpool FC), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon + Borussia Dortmund).

Last year's winner, Riyad Mahrez was left off the 11-man shortlist for 2017.

Full list of nominees:

Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Olympique Lyon)                  
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)                     
Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)        
Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)                    
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)      
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & B. Dortmund)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)       
Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)        
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)           
Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
 

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