Five outstanding footballers have been shortlisted for the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. They include

1) Demba Ba

2) Younes Belhanda

3) ⁠Didier Drogba

4) Christopher Katongo

5) Yaya Toure

African football fans are expected to start voting for their favourite player(s) from now till December 13. The winner will be announced on Monday, 17 December.

Photocredit: BBC