Reigning footballer of the year, Ivory coast and Manchester city Midfielder Yaya Toure is joined by fellow Ivorian and national team Captain, Didier Drogba and The Cameroonian midfielder Alexander song.
The winner will be announced later this month on 20th December at the Awards Gala in Accra, Ghana.
Cameroon born international was voted in second place as Arsenal player of the season by the fans. The defensive midfielder had a hand in vital goals scored by Arsenal in 2011-2012 season. He left for Barcelona in August 2012 after 204 appearances and 10 goals for Arsenal. He is a member of the Cameroon national team.
Didier Drogba had an eventful 2011-2012 season with both club and country. He scored the equaliser and winning penalty to give Chelsea the European Champions League title and missed a penalty in 2012 AFCON final during regulation time.
His goals took Ivory Coast into 2012 AFCON finals were they finished up second to Zambia. He scored the winning goal in FA cup final for Chelsea in what became his last season with the English club before he signed for Shanghai Shenhua in China.