The Confederation of African Football has announced the top 10 shortlists for the 2018 African Player of the Year with Ahmed Musa not making the cut.
Alex Iwobi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Sadio Mane made the cut decided by votes from the members of the Caf Media Committee, Caf Technical & Development Committee and half of the 20-member panel of experts.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah won the accolade for 2017 after a sizzling season for the English Premier League side.
The winners will be decided by votes from the head coaches and Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to Caf.
The Awards Gala will take place on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.