Nominees for all CAF 2019 Awards revealed

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Fifa President Gianni Infantino (R) and Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad (L) hand over the trophy to Algeria's forward Riyad Mahrez after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final football match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on July 19, 2019. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Here is all the nominees for the Caf Awards Gala following the unveiling of the full categories and nominees on Sunday.

The 2019 Caf Awards will be held on January 7, 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt with the Confederation of African Football announcing the nominees on Sunday.

Some of the categories for the ceremony include African Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year, National Team of the Year (Men & Women), Youth Player of the Year and Coach of the Year (Men & Women).

While 2018 African Player of the Year winner, Mohamed Salah is in line for a third individual accolade, 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes the nominees list for a sixth consecutive year. Nigeria trio Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi will also rival each other alongside South Africa’s Percy Tau and Ghana’s Thomas Partey.

Reigning African Women Footballer of the Year Thembi Kgatlana is once more shortlisted and will welcome competition from Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout.

The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by Caf Technical & Development Committee, media experts, legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup, coaches plus captains of the national teams of the 54 member associations.

For 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 the Caf  Technical & Development Committee, media experts, legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists from the Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup.

WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire
Kenya
Nigeria
South Africa
Zambia

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MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Algeria
Madagascar
Nigeria
Senegal
Tunisia

YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
Amadou Haidara (Mali & RB Leipzig)
Amadou Sagna (Senegal & Club Brugge)
Enock Mwepu (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg)
Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal & Watford)
Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Club Brugge)
Moussa Djenepo (Mali & Southampton)
Moussa Ndiaye (Senegal & Excellence Foot)
Musa Barrow (Gambia & Atalanta)
Osvaldo Pedro Capemba ‘Capita’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
Patson Daka (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg)
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)
Sekou Koita (Mali & Red Bull Salzburg)
Steve Regis Mvoue (Cameroon & AS Azur Star)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
Zito Luvumbo (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)

WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR
Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)
Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
Clementine Toure (Côte d’Ivoire)
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
David Ouma (Kenya)
Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR
Aliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal)
Christian Gross (Switzerland – Zamalek)
Corentin Martins (France – Mauritania)
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)
Faouzi Benzarti (Tunisia – Wydad Athletic Club)
Gernot Rohr (Germany – Nigeria)
Moine Chaâbani (Tunisia – Esperance)
Mounir Jaouani (Morocco – Berkane FC)
Nicolas Dupuis (France – Madagascar)
Pitso Mosimane (South Africa – Mamelodi Sundowns)

AFRICAN INTERCLUBS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
Anice Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Emmanuel Okwi (Uganda & Simba)
Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia & Zamalek)
Fousseny Coulibaly (Cote d’Ivoire & Esperance)
Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
Herenilson (Angola & Petro de Luanda)
Ismail El Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Casablanca)
Jean Marc Makusu (DR Congo & AS VITA)
Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & RS Berkane / Al Ain)
Mahmoud Alaa (Egypt & Zamalek)
Meddie Kagere (Rwanda & Simba)
Meschack Elia (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)
Themba Zwane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Tresor Mputu (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Walid El Karti (Morocco & Wydad Casablanca)
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

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WOMEN’S AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga )
Ange N’Guessan (Côte d’Ivoire & Tenerife)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
Chiamaka Nnadozie (Nigeria & Rivers Angels)
Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Jiangsu Suning)
Gabrielle Ouguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)
Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan)
Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)
Uchenna Kanu (Nigeria & Southeastern Fire)
MEN’S AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria& Al-Sadd)
Carolus Andriamatsinoro (Madagascar & Al Adalah)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon & Paris Saint-Germain)
Ferjani Sassi(Tunisia & Zamalek)
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Paris Saint-Germain)
Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan)
Jordan Ayew (Ghana & Crystal Palace)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & Al Ain)
Mahmoud Hassan”Trezeguet” (Egypt & Aston Villa)
Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
Nicolas Pepe (Côte d’Ivoire & Arsenal)
Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua)
Percy Tau (South Africa & Club Brugge)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
Thomas Teye Partey (Ghana & Atlético Madrid)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Wilfried Zaha (Côte d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)

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