The final shortlist for the African player of the Year award included: Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund) Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool) I still can't explain how Aubameyang made that cut when he couldn't even make the first Africa best IX Africa best IX full list Full list: Essen El Hadary (Egypt, Al-Taawoun), Nabil Dirar (Morocco, Fenerbahce), Medhi Benatia (Morocco, Juventus), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Naples), Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria, Naples), Victor Moses (Nigeria, Chelsea) , Naby Keita (RB Leipzig, Guinea), Jean-Michaël Seri (Ivory Coast, OGC Nice), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool), Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool), Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon, FC Porto). Substitutes: Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon, AC Seville), Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt, WBA), Thomas Partey (Ghana, Atletico Madrid), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco, Ajax Amsterdam), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund). Tell me how on earth did Sadio Mane make the list of the top three ahead of victor Moses? I still can't phantom. Victor Moses obvious did not participate in the African Nations Cup. Was Mane, Aubameyang or Salah fantastic in the nation's Cup? No. We all remember how shambolic The Gabonese captain was, he missed a seater that cost his side a spot in the next stage of the competition. I'm still baffled. Is it not an award created to honour Africa player base on their individual effort, team contributions and how much they've impacted their National team . Aubameyang retired from international football, failed to qualify his country for World Cup, failed to win a trophy for his club, in fact they finished third on the bundasliga table. Sadio Mane probably deserves to be the podium but not ahead of Nigeria Victor Moses. Moses was the best player in Africa, I repeat best player in Africa in the 2016/17 season. Moses arguably was the best player during the World Cup qualifiers, he had some excellent performances one of which was his display against Algeria. He scored a brace as Algeria were defeated 3-1 Moses also stole the show as Nigeria demolished Cameroon 4-0 to take a stranglehold on top spot in Group C. Why he wasn't on the list is still a mystery waiting to be unravelled. He was played a crucial role in Chelsea's cruise to the Epl title, he helped Nigeria Qualify for World Cup without losing a match, Nigeria was the first team in Africa to make the world Cup. The Nigerian made impact and was a target of big European club, Barcelona inclusive, we can't deny the fact that injury has played his 2017/18 season but anytime he steps onto the pitch, he shows Chelsea fans what they've been missing. Goal.com named him the Goal Africa Player of the Year for 2017. The ability of the player to take on new role is so great. He picked up an unfamiliar wing-back role and he became a key solution to a problem position. Without taking anything away from Mohamed Salah who is enjoying a fantastic campaign for Liverpool in 2017 since joining from Roma. He has scored 17 goals in 21 games. Salah played a key role in Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign, where they lost to Cameroon in the final and was also instrumental in Egypt's qualification for the First World Cup in 28 years. Moses enjoyed a remarkable transformation during the 2016-17 season and he is one of the most improved player in the world last season. I believe Victor Moses is a worthy contender for the African footballer of the Year award. Salah wins CAF Award. Other winners on the night are listed below. • Sunday Ibrahim wins the Legend's award. • South Africa U20 wins women's national team of the year. • Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania wins Leader of the year. • Wydad Casablanca wins club of the year. • Egypt coach Hector Cuper wins coach of the year. • Paston Daka (Zambia) wins Youth player of the year. • Egypt wins national team of the year. • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria) wins women player of the year. • H.E Nana Akufo-Addo & HE George Weah wins platinum awards • XI; Mathlouthi (Tunisia), Maaloul (Tunisia), Baily ( Ivory Coast), Fathy (Egypt), Bencharki (Morocco), El Ahmandi (Morocco), Ounajem (Morocco), Ajayi (Nigeria), Boutaib (Morocco), Khenissi (Tunisia), Salah (Egypt). • Mohammed Salah wins male player of the year. Join the discussion, drop your comments below.