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CAF Whittle Down 2013 Nominees

CAF have announced the final nominations for their 2013 awards, with the winners due to be announced on January 9.

The awards are annually handed out by Africa’s football governing body as they seek to reward the best players and teams on the continent.

With regards to the African Player of the Year, a final three of Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and John Obi Mikel have been selected, while Ahmed Fathy, Mohamed Aboutrika and Sunday Mba are the trio nominated for the African-based African Player of the Year award.

Read: CAF 2013 African Player Of The Year Shortlist

Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates, who made it through to the final of this year’s CAF Champions League, are nominated alongside the eventual winners, Al Ahly, and CAF Confederation Cup champions, CS Sfaxien, for the Club of the Year award.

Read: Pirates Nominated For CAF 2013 Club Of The Year

Other awards up for grabs and the nominees are:

National Team of the Year
Burkina Faso
Ethiopia
Nigeria

Youth National Team of the Year
Nigeria U17s

Fair Play Award
Nigerian Supporter

Coach of the Year
Manu Garba
Stephen Keshi
Paul Put

Most Promising Talent
Ebenezer Assifuah
Saleh Gomaa
Kelechi Iheanacho

Referee Award
Alioum Neant
Haimoudi Djamel
Papa Bakary Gassama

Legend Award
Bruno Metsu
Mehdi Faria

The winners will be announced at the GLO-CAF Awards Gala on January 9th which will be held in Lagos, Nigeria.

By Joe Crann

Follow Joe on Twitter: @YesWeCrann

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