Christopher Katongo is the last man standing from Zambia for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award.
The striker from China club Henan Jianye will battle with eight West Africans and one North African for this year’s honours.
Katongo is vying for the CAF Player award against the Ivorian trio Arsenal striker Gervinho, Didier Drogba including reigning CAF Player of the year award holder Yaya Toure.
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi and Moroccan Younes Belhanda complete the shortlist.
And on the African-based Player of the Year Award, the TP Mazembe duo of Rainford Kalaba and Stophilla Sunzu will battle with three other contenders for that accolade.
The legendary Mohamed Aboutreika of Egypt, Tunisian Yousse Msakni and his Cameroonian club mate at Esperance Yannick N’Djeng are all vying for the continental prize.