Ghana duo, Mohammed Kudus and Thomas Partey have missed out on the final shortlist of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award.
Thomas Partey, known for his crucial role in Ghana's qualification for the 2022 World Cup and his impactful performances with Arsenal in the 2022/23 Premier League season, did not make it to CAF's final selection.
Similarly, Mohammed Kudus, who enjoyed a stellar season with Dutch giants Ajax, accumulating an impressive record of 18 goals and 7 assists in 42 appearances, fell short of earning a spot in the coveted shortlist.
The top 10 shortlist includes four players from Morocco, Mohammed Salah, Victor Osimhen and Sadio Mane among others. The winner of the CAF Player of the Year award will be determined through a voting process involving the CAF Technical Committee, head coaches, captains of member associations, clubs participating in the group stage of CAF's interclub competitions, and media professionals.
Here are the 10 finalists for the prestigious award