Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named on the final shortlist for the 2014 CAF African Player of the Year award.

The 25-year-old Gabonese forward, who joined the five-time Bundesliga champions from French side AS Saint-Etienne in July 2013, has been making quite an impression since swapping Ligue 1 for the German top flight, scoring 18 goals while setting up another eight in 49 appearances.

Three-way battle

Aubameyang found the net on 16 occasions in all competitions last year. He has scored 11 so far this season, playing a key part in Borussia's progression to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, but has been unable to prevent the Schwarz-Gelben slipping to 17th in the domestic table halfway into 2014/15.

Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure (Manchester City FC) and Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama (LOSC Lille) complete the three-man shortlist.

The winner of the award, which is conferred by the Confederation of African Football, will be announced at a gala in Nigeria's capital Lagos on 8 January 2015.