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Countdown To BBC African Footballer Of The Year 2016

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 18:05 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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