Ranking BBC's 5 Nominees for African Footballer of the Year

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Ranking BBC's 5 Nominees for African Footballer of the Year
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Current nominee Yaya Toure and past winner Michael Essien do battle

On the back of the release of the CAF’s shortlist of 10 for the confederation’s player of the year award, the BBC has also released the names of five nominees for the corporation’s own award.

After another stunning year of achievement for African players both on their own continent and in Europe, the shortlist of nominees is once again of the highest calibre, but who will win the award when announced on December 17?

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