Côte d'Ivoire midfielder Yaya Toure has been named the 2012 CAF African Player of the Year for the second year in succession, while Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Anonman was honoured as the continent's top female footballer.
Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has said he'd love a reunion with Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League last 16, as it and UEFA Europa League are set to have their first knock-out stages drawn.
The CAF Football of the Year award will be announced in Accra on Thursday with Côte d'Ivoire pair Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure in the hunt, along with Cameroon's Alexandre Song.
Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Demba Ba, Andre Ayew and Alexandre Song have been shortlisted for the CAF African Player of the Year award.
Lionel Messi continued his prolific scoring with a brace as Barcelona beat Zaragoza 3-1 to make the best-ever start to a Liga season.
In December, Africa will crown its annual Footballer of the Year for 2012, with ten of the continent's stars shortlisted for the accolade. Join FIFA.com to find out more about the contenders.