Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named on the shortlist for the CAF 2019 Player of the Year.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal in front of Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal in front of Alexandre Lacazette during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Gabon striker, who was made captain of Arsenal this season, is up against the following names for the CAF 2019 Player of the Year award, that also include former Arsenal youngster, Ismail Bennacer:

CAF 2019 Player of the Year

Men’s nominees

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
  • André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
  • Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
  • Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  • Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
  • Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  • Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)

Women’s nominees

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Asisat Oshoala of Barcelona speaks to a match day mascot ahead of the Pre Season Friendly match between Arsenal and Barcelona at Meadow Park on August 14, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Asisat Oshoala of Barcelona speaks to a match day mascot ahead of the Pre Season Friendly match between Arsenal and Barcelona at Meadow Park on August 14, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal forward, Asisat Oshoala, makes the list for CAF 2019 Women’s Player of the Year but no players from the FA WSL make the cut.

  • Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga)
  • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
  • Gabrielle Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)
  • Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
  • Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)

Youth (boys) nominees

Nigeria's forward Samuel Chukwueze celebrates the win during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo international stadium on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
Nigeria’s forward Samuel Chukwueze celebrates the win during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo international stadium on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
  • Krépin Diatta (Senegal & Club Brugge)
  • Moussa Djenepo (Mali & Southampton)
  • Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)
  • Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)

The winners will be announced at the CAF awards ceremony on January 7, 2020 that will take place at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt.

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