The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has trimmed the list of nominees for its annual football awards scheduled for 7 January in Hurghada, Egypt.
The COSAFA region has few individuals who made it into the second round of voting.
Zito Luvumbo, Enock Mwepu, Percy Tau, Herenilson, Pitso Mosimane, Osvaldo Pedro Capemba, Themba Zwane and Patson Daka have been dropped in the latest list.
Only a couple of individuals in the likes of Tabitha Chawinga, Thembi Kgatlana (Women’s Player of the Year) and Desiree Ellis (Women’s Coach of the Year) were voted into the second phase of the selection.
Full list of shortlisting for all categories
Player of the Year: Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax), Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah).
Women’s Player of the Year: Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona), Gabrielle Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moscow), Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning), Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC).
Interclubs Player of the Year: Anice Badri (Tunisia & Esperance), Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & RS Berkane / Al Ain), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance), Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek), Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah).
Youth Player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund), Krépin Diatta (Senegal & Club Brugge), Moussa Djenepo (Mali & Southampton), Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal), Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille).
Men’s Coach of the Year: Aliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal), Christian Gross (Switzerland – Zamalek), Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria), Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia – Esperance), Nicolas Dupuis (France – Madagascar).
Women’s Coach of the Year: Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon), Bruce Mwape (Zambia), Clementine Toure (Côte d’Ivoire), Desiree Ellis (South Africa), Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria).
Men’s National Team of the Year: Algeria, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia.
Women’s National Team of the Year: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia.
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