Ghana youth international Ebenezer Assifuah missed out on the 2013 CAF Most Promising Talent award.
The FC Sion striker was pipped to the award by Nigeria Kelechi Iheanacho who enchanted the world at the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup.
Iheanacho, who is set to join Manchester City, was adjudged the Most Valuable Player and also silver shoe winner.
Saleh Gomaa of Egypt was also in contention for the award which was held in Lagos on Thursday night.
Assifuah was on the only Ghanaian nominated for an award this year.