Time to listen to the African theme song again...
The shortlisted Nominees....
Didier Drogba (Côte D'Ivoire/Chelsea)
Salomon Kalou (Côte D'Ivoire/Chelsea)
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana/Sunderland)
Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon/Inter)
Seydou Keita (Mali/Barcelona)
A shorter short list will be is announced on December 11th and the winner will be declared at the awards ceremony on December 20th in Cairo.
Short lists for the other prizes going are...
Young Player of the Year: Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese and Ghana), Ryad Boudebouz (Sochaux and Algeria) and Moussa Maazou (Bordeaux and Nigeria)
National Team of the Year: Algeria, Egypt and Ghana
Coach of the Year: Lamine N'Diaye (TP Mazembe Englebert, winner of CAF Champions League title), Milovan Rajevac (Ghana's World Cup manager) and Hassan Shehata (Egypt).
Best African-based Player: Alain Dioko (TP Mazembe), Mohamed Gedo and Ahmed Hassan (both Al-Ahly)
Best African Club: CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), FUS Rabat (Morocco) and TP Mazembe (DR Congo)