African young footballers have failed to make the 20 man nominees for the golden boy award scheduled to hold in December 16 in Turin.
The trio of Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze, Watford midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru and Club Brugge’s Kreptin Diatta who initially made the 40-man list were not named as the list was reduced to 20
The Nigeria youth internationals have been axed from the latest nominees list with no African making an appearance
The annual award, presented by Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport, honours the most outstanding young player in Europe under the age of 21.
Since its inception in 2003, no African player has won the award, a jinx the continent will be hoping to end in the next edition.
Full 20-man shortlist
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus, Netherlands)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Canada)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, Italy)
Ansu Fati (Barcelona, Spain)
Phil Foden (Manchester City, England)
Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal, France)
Erling Braut Haland (RB Salzburg, Norway)
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)
Joao Felix (Atlético de Madrid, Portugal)
Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Serbia)
Moise Kean (Everton, Italy)
Kang-in Lee (Valencia CF, South Korea)
Andrij Oleksijovyc (Valladolid, Ukraine)
Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Mason Mount (Chelsea, England)
Rodrygo (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, England)