Victor Moses out of final three-man shortlist — CAF Awards

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Mane placed third in last year's CAF award, behind Aubameyang and victor Riyad Mahrez.

But one day earlier, both Mane and Salah are set to be in Ghana for the presentation of the CAF African Player of the Year award.

Mane was also instrumental in qualifying Senegal for the Mundial in Russian Federation, while he also enjoyed a stellar campaign with Liverpool last season where he made the PFA Team of the Year.

Salah has made an excellent start to his career at Anfield, scoring 14 times in his first 18 Premier League appearances and 20 goals in his first 26 games overall, equalling Daniel Sturridge's record.

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30 players were initially shortlisted, then reduced to an 11-man shortlist out of which the final three have now been decided.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot is also nominated in the final three-man shortlist for the Coach of the Year.

-Nigeria's Victor Moses has been dropped from the final shortlist.

Kawowo Sports understands that the award for the African player of the year based in Africa as well as the main award was to be voted by among others coaches but the latter didn't.

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The German will slug it with Argentine and Egypt's coach Hector Cuper and Wydad Casablanca's L'Hussein Amoutta.

But the awards ceremony will seriously hamper the Reds' preparation for their cup tie with the Merseyside neighbours because it will take place in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, January 4.

He fired his country to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years and continues to sparkle since his £34million move from Roma this summer.

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