Super Eagles stars, Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa have made the shortlist of five for the 2014 African Footballer of the Year award.
CAF announced the five-man shortlist, and Enyeama and Musa survived the chop in an initial 25-man list released by the African football governing body in November.
However, Musa and Enyeama will have to slug it out with Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and the current African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure.
Another Nigerian who was shortlisted in the African Footballer of the Year (based in Africa), Ejike Uzoenyi, failed to make the final five.
The former Enugu Rangers man, now on the books of South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns, will only watch as the ES Setif duo of, Akram Djahnit and El Hedi Belameiri go up against Congo’s Firmin Ndombe Mubele, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef of Tunisia and late South African captain and goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa.
•Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast & Manchester City)
•Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria & LOSC Lille)
•Asamoah Gyan (Ghana & Al Ain)
•Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)
•Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & CSKA Moscow)