Here’s The 5-Man Shortlist For 2018 BBC African Footballer Of the Year Award
The five-man shortlist for the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award has been announced.
The shortlist was unveiled to football fans around the world during a launch programme in Lagos over the weekend.
This year’s nominees are Medhi Benatia (Morocco and Juventus), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli), Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool), Thomas Partey (Ghana and Atletico Madrid) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool).
Morocco and Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia is one of five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award 2018
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Voting begun at 1900 GMT on Saturday, 17th November and will run until 2000 GMT on Sunday, 2nd December when the vote closes.
The public can vote online for their favourite player by visiting: www.bbc.com/africanfootball, where you can also find the Terms and Privacy Notice.
The result is expected to be revealed in a programme on BBC World News on Friday, 14 December at 17:30.
The shortlist has been compiled by a panel of African football experts.
Liverpool forward Salah won last year’s award, with previous winners including Jay-Jay Okocha, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Riyad Mahrez.