The Spanish La Liga have left out Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Uche from the three nominees for the best African star for the past season, African Football.com reports on Thursday.
Last season, Uche netted 14 goals for Villarreal but he was still overlooked by former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi for the World Cup in Brazil.
Last week, Uche celebrated scoring his 100th goal in Spain.
Cameroon skipper Stephane Mbia, who featured for Seville, was also not considered for the top prize.
The three nominees for the best African star in La Liga are Yacine Brahimi of Algeria who featured for Granada before he moved to FC Porto; Morocco’s Youssef Al Arabi, who scored 12 goals for Granada last season, and Seydou Keita of Mali, who featured for Valencia before he moved to Italy.
The ceremony to announce the winner will be staged on Monday night.