By Enoch Siaw Ntiamoah
Both Atsu and Dede were instrumental in this year’s African Nation cup (AFCON) tournament in Equatorial Guinea where they lost the trophy to Ivory Coast on penalties.
The Ghanaian duo were listed among other top 35 players from Africa, with North Africa countries leading the list with six players and Nigeria with two respectively.
AFCON winners Ivory Coast have three players with last year winner Yaya Toure, leading the charge.
with four weeks absent from the French league Andre Ayew, was able to score 14 goals for Marseille as a midfielder and has been in good shape for Swansea city since joining them in the summer scoring four goals and provided three assist.
The Bournemouth winger was adjudged the player of the tournament and also the best goal of the tournament with a long drive against Guinea in the quarter final.
The list will be reduce to 5 and then 3 before the winner is announced.