His side also went 22 games unbeaten combined with a run of 11 straight defeats.
Tottenham manager replaced Dier in tactical switch at 2-0 down.
30 names have been revealed for the men's category, with 10 of the nominees playing in the English Premier League.
Wilfried Zaha is a threat to injury-hit Liverpool, José Mourinho checks in at Spurs, and Chelsea can make a statement.
José Mourinho says taking over as Tottenham manager has left him “smiling for two days”
The Africa Cup of Nations is widely watched on the continent and around the world.
British manager has taken Bafana Bafana to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations despite chaotic preparation and underfunding