The Confederation of African Football (CAF) named the shortlists for eight more categories ahead of its annual awards gala to be held in Abuja on 5 January 2017.
Also on that list is Pitso Mosimane who coached South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns to the African Champions League title. Sundowns are also on the Club of the Year shortlist.
Other names in the frame for an award are Manchester City’s Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho who is up for the Most Promising Talent prize, and fellow Super Eagle Alex Iwobi who features in the Youth Player of the Year category.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, 5 January 2017.