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.