Zambia, the reigning African champions, are represented by four players on the list, including former Jomo Cosmos striker Christopher Katongo. The selection was based on performances for club and country.
The GLO-CAF Awards Gala 2012 will be held in Accra, Ghana at the Banquet Hall, State House on December 20.
African Footballer of the Year 2012 nominees (by country):
Christopher Katongo, Emmanuel Mayuka, Rainford Kalaba, Stoppila Sunzu
Abdelaziz Barrada, Adel Taarabt, Younes Belhanda
Alain Sibiri Traore
Alexander Song, Nicolas N’koulou
Andre Ayew, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah
Arouna Kone, Cheick Ismael Tioté, Didier Drogba, Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi (Gervinho), Seydou Doumbia, Yaya Toure
Aymen Abdennour, Youssef Msakni
Bakaye Traoré, Seydou Keita
Demba Ba, Moussa Sow, Papiss Demba Cissé, Pape Moussa Konaté
Foxi Kethevoama, Hilaire Roméo Verdi Momi
John Obi Mikel, John Utaka, Victor Moses
The other categories for which winners will be announced at the Awards Gala include the National Team of the Year, Women’s Footballer of the Year, Women’s National Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Most Promising Talent of the Year, Coach of the Year, Referee of the Year, Legend Award, Fair Play Award, Platinum Award and Africa Finest XI.