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Sports News of Saturday, 15 December 2018

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Ghana's Partey misses out on CAF's 10-man shortlist

Thomas Teye Partey, Black Stars midfielder, failed to make the 10-man of shortlisted players for the 2018 African Player of the Year award.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder, was initially named in the 34-man shortlisted by Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), last month.

Egyptian and Liverpool forward, Mohammed Salah, who currently holds the accolade, has also been named in the shortlist, with his country teammate Walid Soliman also included in the list.

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane also made the 10-man list, while Algeria's winger Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also made the cut.

Black Queens Captain Elizabeth Addo and Abdulai Mukuarama of the Black Maidens also made the 11-man shortlist for the women's player of the year, with Portia Boakye missing out having made the initial shortlist.

The winner for the African Player of the year award and Women's player of the year would be decided by the CAF technical and development committee, media exerts, coaches and captains of the 54 member association.

The awards gala would be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

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