Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will go up against Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a bid to retain his CAF Player of the Year crown.
CAF has released a 34-man shortlist for the 2018 African Player of the Year award, with Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane present.
Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has suggested Mohamed Salah may leave Liverpool in search of trophies, an idea Jurgen Klopp firmly rejected.
Liverpool will hope Mohamed Salah's injury is not too serious after he was given permission to return to the club by Egypt.
Liverpool will be breathing a sigh of relief after Egypt confirmed Mohamed Salah's injury is not a serious one.
Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner in a 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations win for Egypt over Swaziland but limped off late on.
The final batch of nominees for the Ballon d'Or include Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Mohamed Salah will "dig deep" to continue to improve over the course of his second season at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp believes.
The agent of Mohamed Salah has quickly responded to the Egyptian Football Association's (EFA) accusation of being "irrational".
In a statement released on Twitter, Mohamed Salah has questioned why the Egyptian Football Association continue to ignore his messages.