Arsenal 20 year old forward Alex Iwobi missed out on a nomination for the CAF Player of the year award, even as five other Nigerians made the list released earlier today.
Chelsea of England midfielder Mikel Obi and Leicester City big money buy Ahmed Musa, lead rave of the moment Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City as the three Nigerians in the list.
They will battle current holder Pierre Emerick Aubemeyang and 26 other African players in a list which also has Musa’s teammate Riyead Mahrez who was voted the best player in England last season.
The Nigerian duo of Mfon Udoh who plays for Enyimba and Wydad Casablanca’s Chisom Chikatara were also nominated, but in the category of Best African Player based in Africa.
CAF will trim the list before the end of the year for the awards which will be handed out in the first quarter of next year.