CAF Awards: Moses misses out on final shortlist

CAF Awards: Moses misses out on final shortlist

The Confederations of African Football (CAF) on Monday unveiled the top 3 shortlists for the 2017 CAF Awards in Accra, Ghana. The shortlist for the topmost award, African Player of the Year, was unveiled by Ex-Ghana defender, Sammy Kuffour.

From a Nigerian perspective, the biggest news has to be the absence of Nigerian forward, Victor Moses who was instrumental for his club – Chelsea FC during their 2016/2017 title winning campaign and also in Nigeria’s World Cup qualification.

Below are the top three in all seven categories:

African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borrussia Dortmund)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies)
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)

Youth Player of the Year

Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Sarpsborg)
Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)
Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars)

Coach of the Year

Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)

Club of the Year

Al Ahly
TP Mazembe
Wydad Athletic Club

National Team of the Year


Women’s National Team of the Year

Ghana U-20
Nigeria U-20
South Africa

The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, 4th of January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

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