Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, made the top 10 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.
Another Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, will contend with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Franck Kessie of Cote D’Ivoire for the youth player of the year award.
Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala, who is the current African football queen, will slug it out with two of her contemporaries, Onome Ebi and Franscisco Ordega, to retain her crown.
According to CAF, the shortlisted nominees were decided by votes from the members of the CAF technical & development committee.
The final phase will involve voting from CAF media experts, legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, as well as coaches and captains of the 54 member associations.
The awards gala will be held January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Here’s the full list of nominees for each category:
African Player of the year
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
Women’s African player of the year
Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow) Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
Youth player of the year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Men’s coach of the year
Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
Herve Renard (Morocco)
Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
Women’s coach of the year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
Men’s National Team of the year
Women’s national team of the year