Asamoah GYAN  has missed out on the Confederation of African Football’s shortlist for the 2014 African Footballer of the Year Award.

He lost out to multiple winner Yaya Toure, Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, and Gabon and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

GYAN was tipped to make it into the top three ahead of today’s announcement. The final shortlist will be be disappointing news to supporters of the Ghanaian captain, who was fantastic for both club and country under the year in review.

The CAF Awards takes place in Nigeria on January 8.

Other nominees include:

African Player of the Year (in alphabetical order)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borussia Dortmund)

Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria and Lille)

Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City)

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

Akram Djahnit (Algeria and ES Setif)

El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria and ES Setif)

Firmin Mubele Ndombe (DR Congo and AS Vita)

Women’s Player of the Year

Annette Ngo Ndom (Cameroon and Amazon Grimstad)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and River Angels)

Desire Oparanozie (Nigeria and Guingamp)

Youth Player of the Year

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and River Angels)

Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon and Barcelona)

Uchechi Sunday (Nigeria and River Angels)

Most Promising Talent

Clinton N’jie (Cameroon and Olympique Lyon)

Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon and Porto)

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria and Porto)

Coach of the Year

Florent Ibenge (DR Congo)

Kheireddine Madoui (ES Setif)

Vahid Halilhodžić (Former coach of Algeria)

National Team of the Year

Algeria

Libya

Nigeria

Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

Nigeria

Nigeria U-20

Club of the Year

Al Ahly (Egypt)

AS Vita (DR Congo)

ES Setif (Algeria)

Football Leader of the Year

Moise Katumbi Chapwe – President of TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

African Legend award

Oryx Club (Cameroon) – winners of the maiden edition of CAF Champions League 1964

Stade Malien (Mali) – runner up of the maiden edition of CAF Champion’s League 1964

By: Abena Akyaa Hirsch/enewsgh.com

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