The Confederation of African Football on Wednesday shunned Nigerian players on the shortlist for the 2011 African Player of the Year award.
The continent football governing body included three Ghanaians in the 10-man list, Supersport reports.
The Ghanaians are Andre Ayew, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Asamoah Gyan. The list was announced at a short ceremony in Accra on Wednesday morning.
Samuel Eto’o could win the award for the fifth time, which will be a record, if he wins it at the ceremony to be held on December 22, in Accra.
CAF also listed Ivorian stars – Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Gervinho.
Other competitors for the continent’s biggest individual soccer prize are – Morocco’s Adel Taraabt, Moussa Sow of Senegal and Seydou Keita of Mali.
The list will be whittled down to five, and then three, before the final ceremony next month.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK