Egyptian Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah and Zamalek midfielder Tarek Hamed have been included in Confederation of African Football (CAF) shortlist of nominees for the 28th edition of its annual football awards.
The 31-year-old Hamed is competing in the African Interclubs Player of the Year award while Liverpool s Salah vies for the senior African Player of the Year award.
The CAF said in a statement Sunday that the winners will be revealed 7 January at the Citadel Azure in Hurghada, Egypt.
The CAF awards is annual event to celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during the year.
"The Interclubs Player of the Year will be decided upon by the head coaches and captains of the group phase of the current season of CAF Interclubs competitions," read a statement on the official CAF website.
Full shortlist of nominees for CAF Awards 2019:
African Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Interclubs Player of the Year
Anice Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
African Men s Coach of the Year
Aliou Cisse (Senegal - Senegal)
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria - Algeria)
Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia - Esperance)
African Men s National Team of the Year
African Women s Player of the Year
Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)
African Women s Coach of the Year
Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
African Women s National Team of the Year