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Denis Onyango, Okwi Nominated for 2019 Player of the Year award

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has revealed its preliminary lists of nominees for the 2019 African men’s and women’s Player of the Year awards.


30 names have been revealed for the men’s category, with 10 of the nominees playing in the English Premier League.


Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, who has won the men’s title for the last two years, is joined on the list by his two Liverpool team-mates, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Guinea’s Naby Keita, following their European Champions League success.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, who helped Algeria win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, is one of four Algerians nominated for the men’s award – more than any other nation.


Some nominees on the men’s shortlist are also named on other lists, including Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango who is also nominated for the newly-named African Interclubs Player of the year award which has been re-introduced by Caf to reward Africa-based players.

Others, including Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi and Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, also appear on the African Youth Player of the Year list.


Madagascar’s famous run to the quarterfinals of the 2019 Nations Cup, on their tournament debut, has earned them a place on the list for the men’s national team of the year, with their coach Nicolas Dupuis also nominated.

In the women’s player category, the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France is well represented with seven of the 10 names on the list having featured at France 2019.


Nigeria have three players on the list including three-times former Caf award winner Asisat Oshoala. Last year’s winner Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa is also named.


The list of nominees is compiled by a panel of media and technical professionals and the awards will take place on Tuesday 7 January 2020 in Hurghada, Egypt.


African Player of the Year (Mens)
┬áAchraf Hakimi (Morocco┬ž & Borussia Dortmund)
┬áAndr├ę Onana (Cameroon┬ž & Ajax)
┬áBaghdad Bounedjah (Algeria┬ž& Al-Sadd)
┬áCarolus Andriamatsinoro (Madagascar┬ž & Al Adalah)
┬áDenis Onyango (Uganda┬ž & Mamelodi Sundowns)
┬áEric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon┬ž & Paris Saint-Germain)
┬áFerjani Sassi(Tunisia┬ž & Zamalek)
┬áHakim Ziyech (Morocco┬ž & Ajax)
┬áIdrissa Gueye (Senegal┬ž & Paris Saint-Germain)
┬áIsmail Bennacer (Algeria┬ž & AC Milan)
┬áJordan Ayew (Ghana┬ž & Crystal Palace)
┬áKalidou Koulibaly (Senegal┬ž & Napoli)
┬áKodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo┬ž & Al Ain)
┬áMahmoud Hassan”Trezeguet” (Egypt┬ž & Aston Villa)
┬áMbwana Samatta (Tanzania┬ž & Genk)
┬áMohamed Salah (Egypt┬ž & Liverpool)
┬áMoussa Marega (Mali┬ž & Porto)
┬áNaby Keita (Guinea┬ž & Liverpool)
┬áNicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast┬ž & Arsenal)
┬áOdion Ighalo (Nigeria┬ž & Shanghai Shenhua)
┬áPercy Tau (South Africa┬ž & Club Brugge)
┬áPierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon┬ž & Arsenal)
┬áRiyad Mahrez (Algeria┬ž & Manchester City)
┬áSadio Mane (Senegal┬ž & Liverpool)
┬áTaha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia┬ž & Esperance)
┬áThomas Partey (Ghana┬ž & Atl├ętico Madrid)
┬áVictor Osimhen (Nigeria┬ž & Lille)
┬áWilfred Ndidi (Nigeria┬ž & Leicester City)
┬áWilfried Zaha (Ivory Coast┬ž & Crystal Palace)
┬áYoucef Belaili (Algeria┬ž & Ahli Jeddah)


African Women’s Player of the Year
┬áAjara Nchout (Cameroon┬ž & Valerenga )
┬áAnge N’Guessan (Ivory Coast┬ž & Tenerife)
┬áAsisat Oshoala (Nigeria┬ž & Barcelona)
┬áChiamaka Nnadozie (Nigeria┬ž & Rivers Angels)
┬áElizabeth Addo (Ghana┬ž & Jiangsu Suning)
┬áGabrielle Ouguene (Cameroon┬ž & CSKA Moscow)
┬áRefiloe Jane (South Africa┬ž & AC Milan)
┬áTabitha Chawinga (Malawi┬ž & Jiangsu Suning)
┬áThembi Kgatlana (South Africa┬ž & Beijing Phoenix FC)
┬áUchenna Kanu (Nigeria┬ž & Southeastern Fire)
African Interclubs Player of the Year
┬áAli Maaloul (Tunisia┬ž & Al Ahly)
┬áAnice Badri (Tunisia┬ž & Esperance)
┬áDenis Onyango (Uganda┬ž & Mamelodi Sundowns)
┬áEmmanuel Okwi (Uganda┬ž & Simba)
┬áFerjani Sassi (Tunisia┬ž & Zamalek)
┬áFousseny Coulibaly (Ivory Coast┬ž & Esperance)
┬áFranck Kom (Cameroon┬ž & Esperance)
┬áHerenilson (Angola┬ž & Petro de Luanda)
┬áIsmail El Haddad (Morocco┬ž & Wydad Casablanca)
┬áJean Marc Makusu (DR Congo┬ž & AS VITA)
┬áKodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo┬ž & RS Berkane / Al Ain)
┬áMahmoud Alaa (Egypt┬ž & Zamalek)
┬áMeddie Kagere (Rwanda┬ž & Simba)
┬áMeschack Elia (DR Congo┬ž & TP Mazembe)
┬áTaha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia┬ž & Esperance)
┬áTarek Hamed (Egypt┬ž & Zamalek)
┬áThemba Zwane (South Africa┬ž & Mamelodi Sundowns)
┬áTr├ęsor Mputu (DR Congo┬ž & TP Mazembe)
┬áWalid El Karti (Morocco┬ž & Wydad Casablanca)
┬áYoucef Bela├»li (Algeria┬ž & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year
┬áAchraf Hakimi (Morocco┬ž & Borussia Dortmund)
┬áAmadou Haidara (Mali┬ž & RB Leipzig)
┬áAmadou Sagna (Senegal┬ž & Club Brugge)
┬áEnock Mwepu (Zambia┬ž & Red Bull Salzburg)
┬áIsma├»la Sarr (Senegal┬ž & Watford)
┬áKr├ępin Diatta (Senegal┬ž & Club Brugge)
┬áMoussa Djenepo (Mali┬ž & Southampton)
┬áMoussa Ndiaye (Senegal┬ž & Excellence Foot)
┬áMusa Barrow (Gambia┬ž & Atalanta)
┬áOsvaldo Pedro Capemba ‘C┬žapita’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
┬áPatson Daka (Zambia┬ž & Red Bull Salzburg)
┬áSamuel Chukwueze (Nigeria┬ž & Villarreal)
┬áSekou Koita (Mali┬ž & Red Bull Salzburg)
┬áSteve Regis Mvoue (Cameroon┬ž & AS Azur Star)
┬áVictor Osimhen (Nigeria┬ž & Lille)
┬áZito Luvumbo (Angola┬ž & Primeiro de Agosto)
African Men’s Coach of the Year
┬áAliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal)┬ž
┬áChristian Gross (Switzerland – Zamalek)┬ž
┬áCorentin Martins (France – Mauritania)┬ž
┬áDjamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)┬ž
┬áFaouzi Benzarti (Tunisia – Wydad Athletic Club)┬ž
┬áGernot Rohr (Germany – Nigeria)┬ž
┬áMo├»ne Cha├óbani (Tunisia – Esperance)┬ž
┬áMounir Jaouani (Morocco – Berkane FC)┬ž
┬áNicolas Dupuis (France – Madagascar)┬ž
┬áPitso Mosimane (South Africa – Mamelodi Sundowns)┬ž
African Women’s Coach of the Year
┬áAlain Djeumfa (Cameroon)┬ž
┬áBruce Mwape (Zambia)┬ž
┬áClementine Toure (Ivory Coast)┬ž
┬áDesiree Ellis (South Africa)┬ž
┬áDavid Ouma (Kenya)┬ž
┬áThomas Dennerby (Nigeria)┬ž
African Men’s National Team of the Year
┬áAlgeria┬ž
┬áMadagascar┬ž
┬áNigeria┬ž
┬áSenegal┬ž
┬áTunisia┬ž
African Women’s National Team of the Year
┬áCameroon┬ž
┬áIvory Coast┬ž
┬áKenya┬ž
┬áNigeria┬ž
┬áSouth Africa┬ž
┬áZambia┬ž

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