The CAF awards will take place in Cairo, Egypt on 7 January, when the African Footballer of the Year will also be announced.
CAF are yet to officially unveil the 55-man shortlist for the African Team of the Year, but Soccer Laduma got hold of a copy with all of the nominees.
Percy Tau has made the cut following his superb year overseas that saw him being named Proximus League Player of the Season before making the switch to Club Brugge.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who was voted into the CAF Best XI in 2016 and 2018, has once again been nominated as well.
He will face a tough battle from the nine other shortlisted goalkeepers, including Maritzburg United’s Richard Ofori and Ajax Amsterdam’s Andre Onana.
Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria have 10 of their winning-team among the nominees, with Riyad Mahrez one of the standout names on the list, which also includes AFCON Player of the Tournament Ismael Bennacer.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have their four African stars on the shortlist after lifting the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League trophy.
Here are the nominees in full:
Goalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia, Yassine Bonnou, Mohamed El Shenaway, Sylvain Gbohouo, Rais M’bolhi, Edouard Mendy, Richard Ofori, Andre Onana, Denis Onyango, Francis Uzoho.
Defenders: Youcef Atal, Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Ahmed El-Mohammadi, Lamine Gassama, Faouzi Ghoulam, Achraf Hakimi, Ahmed Hegazi, Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Luyindama, Issa Mandi, Joel Matip, Noussair Mazraoui, Yassine Meriah, Youssouf Sabaly.
Midfielders: Andre-Frank Anguissa, Ismael Bennacer, Sofiane Feghouli, Idrissa Gueye, Tarek Hamed, Alex Iwobi, Wahbi Khazri, Naby Keita, Franck Kessie, Wilfried Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Victor Wanyama, Hakim Ziyech.
Forwards: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Jordan Ayew, Anis Badri, Cedric Bakambu, Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah, Odion Ighalo, Sadio Mane, Moussa Marega, Mbaye Niang, Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Salah, Islam Slimani, Percy Tau, Wilfried Zaha.