Former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars talisman Michael Olunga has failed to book a slot in the final list of best five for the Confederation of African Football African Player of the Year 2017.
The towering aggressive Girona FC featured among the big names that fell off the provisional 30-man list released on November 1.
Olunga becomes the second Kenyan to feature in the list after Tottenham’s midfield maestro Mugubi Wanyama.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Chelsea forward Victor Moses lead the list that also includes, Borrusia Dortmund’s forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon, Mane’s clubmate, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and RB Leipzig’s central midfielder, Naby Keita from Guinea.
Whereas Mane basks on his impressive performance in the English premier league and with four goals out of Senegal’s nine goals in the World Cup campaign, Salah boasts of reviving his team (Egypt) hopes of taking part in the 2018 world cup taking his national tally to 5.
Victor Moses on the other hand boasts of having played an integral part in the Chelsea team that snatched the league trophy from Leicester city.
The award is expected to go down the aisle in January 4 2018 in Accra Ghana.