Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa and former skipper Vincent Enyeama are missing from the new short list of nominees for the African Player of the Year award.
Ahmed Musa, Vincent Enyeama missing from shortlist
Musa and Enyeama were included in the initial 37-man shortlist for the award but has been cut out from the new list
The Nigeria internationals were included in the initial 37-man shortlist for the award but has been cut out from the pruned list just released.
Yaya Toure, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah are among the star names to be in the new shortlist.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have cut the 37-man shortlist to 10.
Toure has taken out the last four CAF Player of the Year awards. If he makes it five in succession this year, he will hold the outright record over Samuel Eto'o, who has also won it four times.
The Manchester City midfielder won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast this year but will still face stiff competition for the individual prize, having been short of his best form at club level.
Aubameyang, who finished second last year, scored 25 goals for Borussia Dortmund last season and has been in hot form this year.
Former Chelsea winger Salah enjoyed an excellent second half of 2014-15 with Fiorentina before signing for Roma in the close-season.
Other names on the list include André Ayew, Aymen Abdennour, MEI Karika, Sadio Mané, Serge Aurier, Sofiane Feghouli and Yacine Brahimi.
Nominees for player based on the continent include, A Khadrouf, B Bounedjah, Felipe Ovono, K Erasmus, M A Samatta, M Meftah, Karika, Kidiaba, Assalé and Ferhat.
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