CAF Awards: Ghanaian Duo Comfort Yeboah and Jennifer Owusuaa Earn Nomination for Top Awards

CAF Awards: Ghanaian Duo Comfort Yeboah and Jennifer Owusuaa Earn Nomination for Top Awards

Lukman Mumuni
updated at December 7, 2023 at 3:25 PM
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  • Comfort Yeboah and Jennifer Owusuaa have been shortlisted for top awards
  • The Ghanaian duo are in contention for the Young Player and Goal of the Year awards
  • Yeboah and Owusuaa excelled at the 2023 CAF Women's Champions League

Ghanaian female footballers, Comfort Yeboah and Jennifer Owusuaa have made the final shortlist for two different awards ahead of the CAF Awards in Morocco.

Yeboah has been nominated for the female Young Player of the Year while Owusuaa's screamer in the Women's CAF Champions League made the list for the Goal of the Year.

The Ampem Darkoa duo are the only nominees from Ghana.

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Comfort Yeboah and Jennifer Owusuaa in action for Ampem Darkoa Ladies FC. Credit: @CAF_Online
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Yeboah will compete against Nigeria's Deborah Abiodun and Nesyne El Chad for the award, per CAF Online.

Meanwhile, Owusuaa will face competition from eleven other players for the Goal of the Year award. The Ghanaian midfielder scored a belter in the game against SC Casablanca.

The awards ceremony will be held in Marrakech next week, with the winners set to be announced at a glamorous event.

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen will face competition from Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Achraf Hakimi of Paris Saint Germain, as reported by CAF's official website.

In the female category, Asisat Oshoala will battle South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana and Babara Banda of Zambia for the best women's player.

Amara Diouf and Lamine Camara of Senegal with battle it out with Abdelsamad Ezzalzouli for the men's young player award.

Mamelodi Sundowns win CAF Women's Champions League

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mamelodi Sundowns are champions of Africa again after the women's side cruised to a 3-0 victory against Sporting Club Casablanca in the final of the CAF Women's Champions League.

A brace from Refilwe Tholakele and a strike from Boitumelo Rabale were enough as the South African giants reclaimed the title they lost to AS FAR last year.

Sundowns Ladies came into the tournament to win the competition for a second time after being the inaugural winner after defeating Ghana's Hasaacas Ladies.

Oshoala leads race for CAF Women's PoTY

Sports Brief reported that Barcelona Femeni and Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has been shortlisted alongside Thembi Kgatlana for the 2023 CAF Women's Player of the Year award.

The Nigerian international was part of the 30 nominees alongside her compatriot, Chiamaka Nnadozie, but the Paris FC goalkeeper did not make it onto the final shortlist.

Oshoala's performance for Barcelona Femeni makes her the favourite to win the 2023 edition and retain her title.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.