Enyeama, Toure, Aubameyang, who will be crowned winner on Thursday?

The whole of Africa awaits the final announcement for who is the best player on the continent for the year 2014

Africans have been waiting for who wears the crown of the best footballer on the planet and on Thursday in Lagos, the whole continent will get to know if Yaya Toure will be dethroned as the King.

Captains and Coaches of African national teams’ will determine the winner of the January 8 Gala in Lagos.

Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama had a spectacular 2014 for both club and country; leading Nigeria to the second round of the 2014 World Cup, setting clean sheet records with Lille and recently voted the best goalkeeper in the French league.

He made the final three man cut for the 2014 BBC African Footballer of the year which he came second behind eventual winner, Yacine Brahimi.

2013 winner and pole contender for the award, Yaya Toure is tipped as the best favourite to again retain the award he has won three times already.

Cote D’Ivoire’s poor run at the World Cup may be a hindrance to him winning this time.

Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is surely a surprise on the list, owning that his club Borussia Dortmund have not been doing very well since 2013 when they played UEFA Champions League final.

Gabon did play at the World Cup either. Except for the country’s run to AFCON 2015, Aubameyang is seen as the least favourite.

Enyeama would be the first Nigerian for over ten years to win the award after Nwankwo Kanu; him winning would cap a befitting national retirement to an illustrious career.

As Thursday approaches, who wins the 2014 CAF Footballer of the Year?

Pulse readers can predict their own choice winner for the award and win an exotic prize by posting the names of who they think would win as a comment on this story.

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