The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announces the top three player for the 2013 African Player of the year. The Ivorian pair of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba make the final three for a second successive year and will be joined by John Obi Mikel of Nigeria. The winner will be announced on the 9th of January 2014 at the GLO-CAF Awards Gala to be held in Lagos Nigeria.
In the African Player of the year ( based in Africa) category the winner will be selected from Egyptians Ahmed Fathy and Mohamed Abou Trika with Nigerian Sunday Mba also in contention. The winner will also be announced at the Awards Gala in Lagos on the same night.
Yaya Toure is the reigning African Footballer of the Year while Mohamed Abou Trika is the current African player based in Africa.
The other categories are as following:
National Team of the Year
Youth National team of the Year
Nigeria U 17
Club of the Year
Fair Play Award
Coach of the Year
Most Promising Talent
Papa Bakary Gassama
Confederation of African Football News
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