Aubameyang heads to Abuja for Africa's main event

On 7 January, Borussia Dortmund and Gabon ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will find out if he has done enough to beat Swansea City AFC's Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew and Manchester City FC's Ivorian talisman Yaya Toure to the 2015 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award.

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Having registered 41 goals and 11 assists for club and country over the course of the recently ended calendar year, the 26-year-old, who came second to Toure last year, is aiming to become the first Bundesliga-based player to win the award.

bundesliga.com takes a closer look at why 'Auba' should win African football's top individual honour in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, on Thursday.

BVB team-mate Ilkay Gündogan on Auba's chances: "I think he deserves it and I think he has a real chance to win it. Everyone close to the club is keeping their fingers crossed that he manages to win."

"We're all crossing our fingers for Auba. Afterwards, he'll fly straight to Dubai for BVB's training camp."

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