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Familiar trio make shortlist for African player of the year

CAIRO: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have again made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football player of the year award, the second year running the trio have battled it out for the prize.

Egypt’s Salah claimed the honour last year and will be favourite again, hoping to become the fourth player to win back-to-back titles after Senegal’s El Hadji Diouf, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o and Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure.

The award is voted for by the national team coaches and captains of CAFs 56 member associations and the winner for 2018 will be announced in Dakar on Jan 8.

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