Nominees for various categories of 2018 CAF Awards finalized.

Nominees for various categories of 2018 CAF Awards finalized.

The nominees for the various categories of the 2018 CAF Awards have been finalized.

Thirty-four (34) players and 15 women players have been nominated for the flagship awards; Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year based on the performance of the players during the year.

The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the following:
1. CAF Technical & Development Committee
2. Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup
3. Coaches and Captains of the national teams of the 54 Member Associations.

Other categories namely Youth Player of the Year, Men’s Coach of the Year, Women’s Coach of the Year, Men’s National Team of the Year and Women’s National Team of the Year will be elected by:
1. CAF Technical & Development Committee
2. Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup

The 2018 Caf Awards Gala, to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

African Player of the year

  1. Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif)
  2. Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry)
  3. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr )
  4. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
  5. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
  6. Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
  7. Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune)
  8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
  9. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  10. Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot)
  11. Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
  12. Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
  13. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
  14. Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton)
  15. Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
  16. Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita)
  17. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
  18. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
  19. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
  20. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  21. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
  22. Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
  23. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)
  24. Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise)
  25. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
  26. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
  27. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  28. Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
  29. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)
  30. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne)
  31. Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
  32. Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
  33. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
  34. Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance)

Women’s African player of the year

  1. Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
  2. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
  3. Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
  4. Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
  5. Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp)
  6. Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
  7. Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
  8. Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
  9. Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes)
  10. Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
  11. Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine)
  12. Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
  13. Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens)
  14. Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
  15. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
    Youth player of the year
  16. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
  17. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
  18. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Aax)
  19. Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes)
  20. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
  21. Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
    Men’s coach of the year
  22. Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
  23. Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)
  24. Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)
  25. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
  26. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
  27. Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)
  28. Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)
  29. Herve Renard (Morocco)
  30. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
  31. Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

Women’s coach of the year

  1. Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
  2. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
  3. Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
  4. Saloum Houssein (Mali)
  5. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

Men’s national team of the year

  1. Guinea Bissau
  2. Kenya
  3. Madagascar
  4. Mauritania
  5. Uganda
  6. Zimbabwe

Women’s national team of the year

  1. Cameroon
  2. Ghana
  3. Mali
  4. Nigeria
  5. South Africa

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