Aubameyang and Omagbemi only Africans on Fifa shortlists

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria’s women’s coach Florence Omagbemi are the only Africans in contention for Fifa’s annual awards.

Aubameyang is one of 24 players nominated for The Best Fifa Men’s Player award.

The 27-year-old was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund.

Omagbemi lead Nigeria to an eighth continental title in Cameroon last year and is one of the 10 names on the list for The Best Fifa Women’s Coach.

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