The Confederation of African Football on Sunday,
December 22 announced the final three contenders
for the 2019 CAF Awards, with three Nigerian players
making the cut in their respective categories.
The nominees were pruned to three following votes
from a CAF Technical & Development Committee,
panel of media experts and a select panel of CAF
Legends, made up of former winners of the
prestigious African Player of the Year award.
Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala is on a three-woman
shortlist for the African Women’s Player of the Year
and she is joined by Ajara Nchout (Cameroon &
Valerenga) and Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa &
Beijing Phoenix FC).
Borussia Dortmund’s Morocco national-teamer Achraf
Hakimi is battling Samuel Chukwueze and Victor
Osimhen for the African Youth Player of the Year.
Former Super Falcons manager Thomas Dennerby,
Desiree Ellis and Alain Djeumfa are competing for the
African Women’s Coach of the Year, while Nigeria,
Cameroon and South Africa made it to the top three
African Women’s National Team of the Year.
Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Made, and
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez are the top three
contenders for the main prize – African Player of the
The winners of the awards will be revealed during the
CAF Awards ceremony on January 7, 2020, at the
Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt.