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CAF Awards 2022: Salah, Mane and Mahrez headline Player of the Year nominees [Full list]

CAF Awards 2022: Salah, Mane and Mahrez headline Player of the Year nominees [Full list]

The first list of nominees for the CAF Awards 2022, which will be held on July 21, 2022 in Rabat, Morocco, has been made public by CAF.

CAF Awards 2022
CAF Awards 2022

Men’s Player of the Year, Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, and Club of the Year categories had the majority of their nominations announced. In due order, the nominees for the women’s categories will be revealed.

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The list for the various categories was determined by a stakeholder panel made up of technical experts, CAF legends, and journalists while taking the nominees’ performance from September 2021 through June 2022 at all levels into consideration.

A voting panel made up of members of the CAF Technical Committee, media experts, head coaches and captains of member associations, and clubs taking part in the group stage of the Interclub competitions will choose the champions in each category.

The TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022 final, which is planned to take place between July 02 and July 23, 2022, will precede the CAF Awards 2022. The event will also take place on the second anniversary of the CAF Women’s Football Strategy’s debut.

CAF Awards 2022
CAF Awards 2022

Full List of Nominees (in alphabetic order by Member Association):

Player of the Year (Men)

  • Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
  • Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Aston Villa)
  • Blati Toure (Burkina Faso & Pyramids)
  • Edmund Tapsoba (Burkina Faso & Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon & Napoli)
  • Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon & Lyon)
  • Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon & Al Nassr)
  • Youssouf M’Changama (Comoros & Guingamp)
  • Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
  • Sebastien Haller (Cote d’Ivoire & Ajax)
  • Mohamed Abdelmonem (Egypt & Al Ahly)
  • Mohamed ElNeny (Egypt & Arsenal)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  • Mohamed Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)
  • Musa Barrow (Gambia & Bologna)
  • Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
  • Aliou Dieng (Mali & Al Ahly)
  • Hamari Traore (Mali & Rennes)
  • Yves Bissouma (Mali & Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Sofiane Boufal (Morocco & Angers)
  • Yahya Jabrane (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco & Sevilla)
  • Moses Simon (Nigeria & Nantes)
  • Edouard Mendy (Senegal & Chelsea)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
  • Nampalys Mendy (Senegal & Leicester City)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)
  • Saliou Ciss (Senegal & Nancy)
  • Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

  • Riad Benayad (ES Setif)
  • Tiago Azulao (Petro Atletico)
  • Karim Konate (ASEC Mimomas)
  • Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly)
  • Aliou Dieng (Al Ahly)
  • Mohamed Shenawy (Al Ahly)
  • Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly)
  • Percy Tau (Al Ahly)
  • Morlaye Sylla (Horoya)
  • Achraf Dari (Wydad Athletic Club)
  • Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Athletic Club)
  • Zouhair El Moutaraji (Wydad Athletic Club)
  • Mouhcine Moutouali (Raja Club Athletic)
  • Issoufou Dayo (RS Berkane)
  • Youssou El Fahli (RS Berkane)
  • Victorien Adebayor (Niger & Union Sportive Gendarmerie Nationale)
  • Peter Shalulile (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates)
  • Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
  • Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance Sportive de Tunis)

Young Player of the Year (Men)

  • Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso & Lorient)
  • Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)
  • Jesus Owono (Equatorial Guinea & Alaves)
  • James Gomez (The Gambia & AC Horsens)
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana & Rennes)
  • Ilaix Moriba Kourouma (Guinea & Valencia)
  • El Bilal Toure (Mali & Reims)
  • Akinkunmi Amoo (Nigeria & FC Copenhagen)
  • Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Metz)
  • Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United)

Coach of the Year (Men)

  • Kamou Malo (Burkina Faso)
  • Amir Abdou (Comoros)
  • Carlos Quieroz (Egypt)
  • Pitso Mosimane (Al Ahly)
  • Tom Saintfiet (The Gambia)
  • Florent Ibenge (RS Berkane)
  • Vahid Halilhodzic (Morocco)
  • Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)
  • Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
  • Mandla Ncikazi (Orlando Pirates)

National Team of the Year (Men)

  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • The Gambia
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Senegal
  • Tunisia

Club of the Year (Men)

  • ES Setif (Algeria)
  • Petro Atletico (Angola)
  • TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
  • Al Ahly (Egypt)
  • Ahli Tripoli (Libya)
  • Al Ittihad (Libya)
  • Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)
  • RS Berkane (Morocco)
  • Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
  • Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

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