The shortlist for BBC African Sports Personality of the Year 2021 award has been announced. The six contenders for the accolade were chosen by a panel of journalists from Africa and the United Kingdom.
The panel selected a shortlist based on the best African sporting achievements on the international stage in 2021 (between January and September).
The impact of the person’s achievement beyond their particular sport was also taken into account.
The nominees are:
- Eliud Kipchoge (athletics)
- Faith Kipyegon (athletics)
- Ntando Mahlangu (para-athletics)
- Christine Mboma (athletics)
- Edouard Mendy (football)
- Tatjana Schoenmaker (swimming)
There is more information on the nominees below, where you can also vote for the winner.
Voting closes at 23:59 GMT on Sunday, 19 December and the winner of the award will be announced on Friday, 7 January 2022 on Focus On Africa television and radio and on the BBC Sport website.