Four Nigerians are included on the Confederation of African Football's (Caf) reduced shortlist of ten nominees for its 2013 Player of the Year award.
John Mikel Obi, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa all helped the Super Eagles win the Africa Cup of Nations in February.
The reigning Caf Player of the Year, Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast, is also in the running to retain his crown to add to the BBC award he won earlier in the week.
Egypt's Mohamed Aboutrika is on the reduced lists for both African Player of the Year and and the award for Africa-based footballer, which he won last year.
Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has won the Swiss Golden Player Award 2013 an award given by the Swiss Association of Football Players (SAFP) for being the best player in the Swiss league during the 2012/2013 season. He received the prize at a ceremony on Monday.
"I would like to thank my teammates at Basel who helped and taught me a lot," Salah said after receiving the prize.
Since joining Basel last season from Egypt's Arab Contractors, Salah has quickly established himself as one of the team's key elements at both the domestic and continental levels, scoring nine goals in all competitions.
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Chelsea star John Mikel Obi has been picked as the King of the Pitch at the maiden edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards held in Calabar at the weekend.
Three-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year Perpetua Nkwocha was voted the Queen of the awards.
Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke also carted home the award for the ‘Football Friendly Governor of the Year’.
Speaking after receiving his award, Imoke poured encomiums on the organisers of the Awards and the Nigeria Football Federation for organising an award ceremony to celebrate Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup taking place in Brazil next year.
Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune has won the 2013 South African Sports Star of the Year.
Khune beat off what looked like stiff competition from swimmer Chad Le Clos, cricketer Hashim Amla, wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole and athlete Mapaseka Makhanya.
But without taking anything away from Khune, the award is less about sporting achievement and more a popularity contest as the public voted for the winner and the Bafana Bafana skipper came out on top.
It means the AmaKhosi stopper wins the prize of a brand new BMW1 series and R1-million.
The five candidates for the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award have been revealed on the BBC's Newsday programme.
Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure has made the shortlist for the fifth consecutive year and is joined by Nigerians Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi, Burkina Faso's Jonathan Pitroipa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.
The winner will be announced on Monday, 2 December at 17:35 GMT on the BBC's Focus on Africa radio and television programmes.
No player on this year's shortlist, drawn up from votes by 44 journalists across Africa, has won the BBC award before and two - Pitroipa and Aubameyang - are the first nominees from their respective countries.