Swansea City forward Andre Ayew was on Saturday morning named as one of five players shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

Also on the list are Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi, who is the 2014 winner,Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghanaian Andre Ayew, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast.

Andre Ayew won the award in 2011 with Yaya Toure also winning it in 2013.

The winner will be announced on December 11 2015.