May 23, 2024

CAF Awards 2023: CAF announces nominees for Mens`s categories

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By Sportgister

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced nominees for the men’s categories for the CAF Awards 2023 scheduled for Dec. 11 in Marrakech, Morocco.


A statement on the CAF website on Wednesday said a panel of CAF Technical Experts, African Football Legends and selected media representatives from a number of countries put up the preliminary list.


It said the performance of the nominees between November 2022 and September 2023 served as the period under consideration.


“Thirty (30) players made the cut for the top prize; CAF African Player of the Year, whilst 20 players have been nominated for the CAF Interclub Player of the Year.


“Coach of the Year, CAF National Team of the Year and Club of the Year have ten (10) nominees each just as CAF Young Player of the Year – for players under the age of 21,” the statement said.




It added that for the first time, CAF decided to introduce the CAF African Goalkeeper of the Year Category (Men and Women) in the prestigious event.


It explained that the award seeks to reward and celebrate exceptional Players, Officials and Administrators during the period under review.


“It will be the first time that shot stoppers will be acknowledged for their performances, further expanding the network of winners for the annual event. 10 players have been nominated for the novel award.


“The ultimate winner of each category will be decided after votes from a voting panel.


“The panel will consist of CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, Head Coaches & Captains of Member Associations and clubs involved in the group stages of the Interclub competitions.


“The nominees for the Women’s categories will be announced in due course,” it said.


Senegal forward, Sadio Mane emerged African Player of the Year whilst Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala was coronated CAF African Women’s Player of the Year for a record fifth time.


This was during the last Awards Gala in July 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.

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