Ghanaian duo of Mohammed Kudus and Kamaldeen Sulemana have been left out of the 40-man shortlist for the 2021 Golden Boy award.
The list has been pruned from 60 to 40 with the Black Stars midfielders missing out and will further be narrowed to twenty in October.
Netherlands pair Myron Boadu and Brain Brobbey of Ghanaian descent have been nominated for the prestigious award.
The Award is given to the best player in Europe below the age of 21 and was introduced in 2003 by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
Rafael van der Vaart was the first winner 17 years ago and the former Tottenham Hotspur man was followed by Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero.
In recent times, Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe and Matthijs de Ligt have all won the award.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland won the 2020 edition following his swashbuckling performance.
Some players that made the cut include, Pedri (FC Barcelona), Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) and Mason Greenwood (Manchester United).
The winner will be announced in November.