Yesterday, during a live broadcast by BBC London, the nominees were revealed:
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund and Gabon)
- Naby Keita (RB Leipzig and Guinea)
- Sadio Mane (Liverpool and Senegal)
- Victor Moses (Chelsea and Nigeria)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Liverpool)
The five (5) nominees were chosen by top football experts around Africa where they were asked to name their top five (5) contenders, then rank them 1 – 5.
The contenders were selected based on sporting excellence, regional impact and their global significance in 2017.
— BBC Africa (@BBCAfrica) November 11, 2017
The results of the winner will be announced next month on the 11th Dec. 2017 18:05 GMT to 19:00 GMT on BBC World Service, BBC World News, BBC online and social media.
Should there be a tie in the results, then the award is to be shared. Read more terms & conditions
Simply visit BBC African Football Website and follow the instructions.