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Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016
Published on 10-11-2016 - at 03:47' by BBC

On Saturday the five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 will be revealed and voting will open.

The names will be announced in a live show on BBC World TV and BBC World Service radio, starting at 18:00 GMT.

Fans of African football worldwide will be able to vote via the BBC African football website from 18:50.

Voting will close at 18:00 on Monday, 28 November and the winner revealed live on Focus on Africa TV and radio on Monday 12 December at 17:35.

A panel of former African internationals and football experts will be in attendance at the special show on Saturday.

Hosted by Peter Okwoche, the show will include an interview with a former winner of the award, discussion of the 2016 nominees and a review of the year in African football.

And you will also have the chance to watch behind-the-scenes footage on the BBC Africa and BBC Sport Facebook pages and on Instagram.

BBC Sport will also be live-tweeting the launch as it happens on BBC Africa and BBC Sport Twitter accounts.

Users of social media can stay up to date with the competition via #BBCAFOTY.

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