Nigeria’s Victor Moses has been named in CAF’s 30-man shortlist for the African Player of the Year award.

The list includes superstars like Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mali’s Sadio Mane and Egypt’s Mohammed Salah. Last year’s winner, Riyadh Mahrez, is unsurprisingly absent.

The only other Nigerian nominated is defender William Troost-Ekong.

According to CAF, the winner would be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/ Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts.

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“The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana,” the statement concluded.

The full list of nominees:

Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)

Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)

Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)

Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye)

Yves Bissouma (Mali & Lille)

Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor)

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)

Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun)

Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana)

Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)

Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)

Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)

Youssef Msakni (Tunisia & Al Duhail)

Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona)

Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla)

Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk)

Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice)

Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon)

William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria & Bursaspor)