Thirty players have been nominated for each of the two categories.As it is the tradition, the winner will be voted by Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts.During the Awards Gala scheduled to hold on Thursday 4th January 2018 in Accra -Ghana, the names of winners will be announced.Nomineees for African Player of the Year1. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)2. Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon)3. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)4. Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle)5. Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye)6. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)8. Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun)9. Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla)10. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)11. Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice)12. Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana)13. Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)14. Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco)15. Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor)16. Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk)17. Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona)18. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)19. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)20. Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig)21. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)22. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)24. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)25. Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea)26. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto)27. William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria & Bursaspor)28. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)29. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia & Al Duhail)30. Yves Bissouma (Mali & Lille)Nomineees for African Player of the Year – Based in Africa1. Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)2. Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly)3. Alkhaly Bangoura (Guinea & Etoile du Sahel)4. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)5. Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & Al Masry)6. Ayman Majid (Morocco & FUS Rabat)7. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)9. Dean Furman (South Africa & Supersport United)10. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)11. Elsamani Saadeldin (Sudan & Al Merreikh)12. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco)13. Fawzi Chaouchi (Algeria & MC Alger)14. Geoffrey Serunkuma (Uganda & KCCA)15. Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport)16. Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly)17. Karim Aouadhi (Tunisia & CS Sfaxien)18. Mohamed Meftah (Algeria & USM Alger)19. Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)20. Muaid Ellafi (Libya & Ahly Tripoli)21. Nasr Eldin Ahmed (Sudan & Hilal Obeid)22. Oussama Darfalou (Algeria & USM Alger)23. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)24. Sabelo Ndzinisa (Swaziland & Mbabane Swallows)25. Saber Khalifa (Tunisia & Club Africain)26. Saladin Said (Ethiopia & Saint George)27. Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe)28. Tady Etekiama (DR Congo & AS Vita)29. Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)30. Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)Compiled from CAF website by Eleanor Ayuketah