- CAF has whittled down its nominees for the various categories in the 2022 CAF Awards set for Thursday, 21 July
- Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez and Mohamed Salah are contenders for the African Player of the Year award following impressive campaigns for club and country
- One category that will be anticipated for keenly is the Coach of the Year award, where various impressive individuals put their hands up convincingly
CAF has confirmed its shortlist for the various categories of awards ahead of the 2022 CAF Awards.
The ceremony will be held in Morocco on Thursday, 21 July just days after the Africa Women Cup of Nations wraps up in the North African nation.
The list is as follows:
CAF Player of the Year nominees:
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)
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Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon and Olympique Lyonnais)
Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon and Al Nassr)
Sebastien Haller (Cote d’Ivoire and Ajax)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)
Naby Keita (Guinea an Liverpool)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain)
Edouard Mendy (Senegal and Chelsea)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli)
Sadio Mane (Senegal and Bayern Munich)
CAF Interclub Player of the Year nominees:
Tiago Azulao (Petro Atletico)
Karim Konate (ASEC Mimosas)
Aliou Dieng (Al Ahly)
Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly)
Percy Tau (Al Ahly)
Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly)
Mohamed El Shenawy (Al Ahly)
Achraf Dari (Wydad Athletic Club)
Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Athletic Club)
Zouheir El Moutaraji (Wydad Athletic Club)
CAF Young Player of the Year nominees:
Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso and Lorient)
Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire and ASEC/RB Salzburg)
Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana and Rennes)
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Metz)
Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia and Manchester United)
CAF National Team of the Year Nominees:
Six Banyana Banyana players nominated for CAF Player of the Year award
Banyana Banyana's charge for undisputed dominance of the African continent has been recognised.
As reported by Sports Brief, six players from the national women's team have been nominated for the CAF Player of the Year award. It was also reported that they are Andile Dlamini, Bambanani Mbane, Thembi Kgatlana, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Refiloe Jane and Linda Motlhalo.
All the nominees are currently campaigning at the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations tournament being hosted by Morocco.