Zaki leads race for African honour

Egypt international striker Amr Zaki, along with compatriot Mohamed Aboutrika, leads three other African stars nominated for the 2008 CAF African Player of the Year Award.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, CAF director of communications, Suleiman Habuba, also listed Emmanuel Adebayor of Togo, Ivorian Didier Drogba and Ghana's Michael Essien for the prestigious annual award.

Zaki has been among the goals in England where he is on loan from Zamalek to Wigan and along with Aboutrika was instrumental in Egypt's successful defense of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana earlier this year.