Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita have been included in the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) 2019 African Player of the Year shortlist.
Egypt forward Salah will be looking to keep hold of the title he has won for the past two years after helping Liverpool lift the Champions League last season alongside Senegal’s Mane and Guinea’s Keita.
The trio are part of a 10-strong Premier League selection which also includes Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Arsenal duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi, Crystal Palace pair Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha as well as Aston Villa’s Trezeguet.
Mahrez, who helped Algeria win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, is one of four Algerians nominated for the men’s award – more than any other nation.
Overall there are 30 names on a list compiled by a panel of media and technical professionals with the awards set to take place on Tuesday, January 7 2020 in Hurghada, Egypt.
Source: Sky Sports News