Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in the final three for the CAF Player of the Year for 2018, alongside Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on January 1, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

CAF Online report that the Premier League trio are in the final shortlist of possible winners of the 2018 individual award.

Aubameyang has certainly had a strong 2018, scoring 26 goals and assisting 7 despite moving to a new club in a new league. Of course, it’s hard to look past Salah’s 37 goals and 16 assists for Liverpool, even if he did have the advantage of already being settled in a much better performing team for most of the year.

Alex Iwobi was also nominated in the original shortlist for the award, but he’s now dropped out before the final three.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

For Aubameyang, this is nothing new, considering he’s been in the top three for five years running now. In the previous four, he finished second, first, second and third. We’ll see where he ends up this time, but congratulations to him for making it this far!

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