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Caf unveiled preliminary lists of nominees for the 2018 African men’s and women’s Player of the Year awards.



The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has uncovered its fundamental arrangements of candidates for the 2018 African people’s Player of the Year awards.

34 names have been uncovered for the men’s classification, with eight of the chosen people playing in the English Premier League.

A year ago’s victor, Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, is joined on the rundown by his two Liverpool colleagues Sadio Mane of Senegal and Guinea universal Naby Keita.

12 men on the rundown play their football in Africa, including Youcef Belaili, Taha Khenissi and Anis Badri – who all play for the 2018 African Champions League victors Esperance in Tunisia. Caf recently had an Africa-based Player of the Year classification which has now halted.

Morocco’s first appearance at a World Cup since 1998 is thought about the rundown with five players assigned – more than from some other nation.

The other African countries to play at Russia 2018 – Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – all have three players on the rundown, while Algeria – who neglected to fit the bill for Russia – have four, including previous Caf Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez.

Madagascar – who fit the bill for an Africa Cup of Nations without precedent for their history – are spoken to by Fanev Andriatsima who plays for Clermont Foot in France.

A portion of the names additionally show up on the Youth Player of the Year list including Cameroon’s Andre Onana and Morocco’s Mahmoud Benhalib.

The Nations Cup qualifiers are likewise considered the 10-man list for Coach of the Year with Mauritania’s Corentin Martins designated after he anchored the nation a place in the finals without precedent for their history. Morocco mentor Herve Renard is likewise there close by Nigeria mentor Gernot Rohr and Senegal’s Aliou Cisse.

Mauritania are additionally on the rundown for Men’s National Team of the Year – close by Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe – mirroring a poor World Cup for African groups.

In the ladies’ player class, the current year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations – right now in progress in Ghana – is all around spoken to.

Nigeria and Cameroon both have four players on the rundown of 15 – with Asisat Oshoala among the Super Falcons unforeseen and Gaelle Enganamouit part of Cameroon’s group of four.

The mentors from every one of the four Women’s Nations Cup semi-finalists – Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Mali – in addition to Zambia, have been selected for the Women’s Coach of the Year award.

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

  • 1. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
  • 2. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
  • 3. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Aax)
  • 4. Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes)
  • 5. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
  • 6. Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)

Men’s coach of the year

  • 1. Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
  • 2. Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)
  • 3. Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)
  • 4. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
  • 5. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
  • 6. Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)
  • 7. Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)
  • 8. Herve Renard (Morocco)
  • 9. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
  • 10. 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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