Odion Ighalo has been shortlisted in the final 10-man list vying for the 2019 African Footballer of the Year. Ighalo finished as the highest goalscorer in the qualifiers with seven goals but he will have to compete with the likes of three Premier League stars.
The Shanghai Shenhua striker had a good 2019 with the Super Eagles where he emerged top scorer for AFCON 2019 with five goals.
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Despite hanging his boot with international commitments, the 30-year-old is still banging in goals in the Chinese Super Lig, scoring ten goals in 17 matches so far. Here is a full list of players competing for who to become the next king of African football.
Here is the full list of nominees 1. Andre Onana 2. Hakim Ziyech 3. Ismail Bennacer 4. Kalidou Koulibaly 5. Mohamed Salah 6. Odion Ighalo 7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 8. Riyad Mahrez 9. Sadio Mane 10. Youcef Belali.