The African Champions Senegal has the highest number of players shortlisted 5, Egypt and Morocco have 4 players each on the list, 2021 AFCON host nations Cameroon, Mali, and Burkina Faso have 3 players each and, Ivory Coast has two players. While Nigeria, Algeria, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Comoros, and Tunisia have one representative each.
Senegal: Sadio Mané, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Nampalys Mendy and Saliou Ciss.
Egypt: Mohamed Salah, Mohammad Elneny, Mohammad El Shenawy and Mohamed Abdemonen.
Morocco: Achraf Hakimi, Sofiane Boufal, Yahaya Jabrane, and Yassine Bounou.
Cameroon: Vincent Aboubacar, Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa and Karl Toko Ekembi.
Mali: Yves Bissouma, Aliou Dieng, and Hamari Traore.
Burkina Faso: Traore Bertrand, Blati Toure and Edmond Tapsoba.
Ivory Coast: Sebastien Haller and Franck Kessie.
Nigeria: Simon Moses
Algeria: Ryan Marhez
Guinea-Bissau: Naby Keita
Gambia: Musa Barrow
Tunisia: Ali Maaloul.
Twenty players are nominated for the new award interclub.
Pitso Misomane and 9 other coaches who have had a transcendent career this year had their names shortlisted.
Akinkunmi Amoo and 9 others jostled for the youngest player of the year award.
CAF Champions League winner Wydad AC of Morocco and 9 other African clubs are among the ten listed African clubs of the year.
Lions of Teranga and 9 nations are in for CAF’s best national team of the year.