Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season - © gettyimages
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season - © gettyimages
Bundesliga

Aubameyang nominated for top African prize

Borussia Dortmund's resident goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named on the ten-man shortlist for the 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award.

Dortmund’s record-breaker

Votes will be cast by coaches and technical directors of the national associations affiliated with CAF before the winner is announced on Thursday, 7 January 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Aubameyang's nomination is recognition of a phenomenal run of form that has seen the 26-year-old striker score 31 goals in all competitions for Dortmund since the turn of the year.

The Gabon international, who finished second runner-up for the CAF's top individual prize in 2013 and 2014, currently sits joint-top of the 2015/16 Bundesliga scoring charts after recently becoming the first player in BVB history to score 13 goals in the opening ten games of the season.

Nominees in full:

Andre Ayew (Ghana & Swansea FC)

Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia & Valencia CF)

Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim (Sudan & El Hilal)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & AS Roma)

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (GABON & BORUSSIA DORTMUND)

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Southampton FC)

Serge Aurier (Cote d'Ivoire & Paris Saint Germain)

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria & Valencia CF)

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & FC Porto)

Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire & Manchester City FC)