CAF 2018 awards

African football governing body CAF has unveiled the eleven categories for the 2018 CAF Awards after a meeting by the Organising Committee for the event in Dakar, Senegal.

The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the CAF Technical & Development Committee, Media Experts, Legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup as well as Coaches and Captains of the 54 Member Associations.

The categories – Youth Player of the Year, Men’s Coach of the Year, Women’s Coach of the Year, Men’s National Team of the Year and Women’s National Team of the Year will be elected by; CAF Technical & Development Committee, Media Experts, Legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.

According to CAF, for the first time, FIFPro will coordinate the Africa Finest XI whilst the Goal of the Year will be decided via online public voting.

Nominees will be selected based on their performances from February 2018 to November 2018.

The Awards Gala, to honour footballers, officials and administrators who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

The CAF 2017 Awards saw Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah win African Player of the Year, Egypt win Men’s National Team of the Year and Egypt’s former coach, Argentinean Hector Cuper, win Men’s Coach of the Year.

They 2018 categories are as follows;

1. African Player of the Year
2. Women’s Player of the Year
3. Youth Player of the Year
4. Men’s Coach of the Year
5. Women’s Coach of the Year
6. Men’s National Team of the Year
7. Women’s National Team of the Year
8. Goal of the Year
9. Africa Finest XI
10. Ydnekatchew Tessema Trophy for the Federation President of the Year
11. Platinum Award

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