CAF has released a 30-man shortlist for the 2019 African Player of the Year award, with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane included.
Mohamed Salah again tweaked his ankle in Liverpool's win over Manchester City and will now miss Egypt's next two matches.
Mohamed Salah was injured for Liverpool in a challenge that left Jurgen Klopp furious with Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury.
Votes for Mohamed Salah did not count towards The Best FIFA Men's Player award, with FIFA hitting out at reporting of the issue.
Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset after votes for him in The Best awards did not count, with FIFA clarifying the matter.
Javier Aguirre was sacked after Egypt's AFCON failure, with Hossam El-Badry named his replacement as coach of the Pharaohs.
Egypt's last-16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday proved costly for Javier Aguirre and his staff.
Host nation Egypt were shocked by South Africa on Saturday as Thembinkosi Lorch scored a late winner in the last-16 encounter.
Mohamed Salah scored twice for Egypt in the group stage and is now carrying the hopes of a nation as the AFCON hosts take on South Africa.
Egypt have yet to concede a goal at the Africa Cup of Nations and their defence was in good form once more in a 2-0 victory over Uganda.