CAF awards 2018: Musa, Ighalo, Salah, Mane among nominees

Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi are in contention to win the African Men’s Player of Year award for 2018.

The Nigerian stars were named by CAF on a 34-man shortlist announced on Friday, which is dominated by English Premier League players.

Also vying for the honour are usual suspects Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez.

Nigeria star Alex Iwobi


In the Male Young Player category, Nigeria and Leicester City midfielder is listed alongside Cameroon and Ajax forward Andre Onana, as well as four others.

Captain Onome Ebi, current winner of the award Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega — who are on the brink of winning the 2018 AWCON — are among 15 players listed for the Women’s award.

The Nigerian players are named alongside South Africa captain Janine Van Wyk, AWCON 2018 leading scorer Thembi Kgatlana, Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo, Cameroon forward Gaelle Enganamouit and seven others.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is nominated for the coach’s award alongside nine others.

All the nominees:

Women’s National Team Of The Year
•Ghana
•Cameroon
•Mali
•Nigeria
•South Africa

Men’s National Team Of The Year
•Guinea Bissau
•Kenya
•Madagascar
•Mauritania
•Uganda
•Zimbabwe

Youth Player Of The Year
•Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
•Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
•Andre Onana (Cameroon & AJax)
•Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes)
Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
•Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)

Women’s Coach Of The Year
•Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
•Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
•Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
•Saloum Houssein (Mali)
•Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

Men’s Coach Of The Year
•Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
•Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
•Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)
•Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
•Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)
•Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
•Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
•Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)
•Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)
•Herve Renard (Morocco)

Women’s African Player Of The Year
•Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
•Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
•Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
•Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
•Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp)
•Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
•Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
•Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
•Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes)
•Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
•Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine)
•Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
•Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens)
•Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
•Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)

Men’s African Player Of The Year
•Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif)
•Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry)
•Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr )
•Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
•Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
•Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
•Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune)
•Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
•Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
•Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot)
•Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
•Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
•Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
•Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton)
•Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
•Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita)
•Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
•Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
•Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
•Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
•Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
•Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
•Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)
•Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise)
•Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
•Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
•Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
•Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
•Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)
•Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne)
•Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
•Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
•Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
•Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance)

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