CAF 2018 awards

The Uganda men’s national football team, known as the Cranes have been nominated for the 2018 Caf team of the year Award after qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Uganda will battle for the top accolade with Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania and Zimbabwe.

Cranes captain Denis Onyango has also been nominated in the category of the African Player of the year alongside notable nominees; Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire), Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City and Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Uganda Cranes was voted the best team of the year at the 2016 CAF Awards as goalkeeper Dennis Onyango scooped the player of the year based in Africa accolade in the same year.

Thirty-four (34) players and 15 women players have been nominated for the flagship awards; Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year based on the performance of the players during the year 2018.

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.

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.

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

Full list of nominees:

African Player of the year

1. Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif)

2. Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry)

3. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr )

4. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)

5. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)

6. Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)

7. Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune)

8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

9. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

10. Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot)

11. Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)

12. Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)

13. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)

14. Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton)

15. Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

16. Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita)

17. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)

18. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)

19. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)

20. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

21. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)

22. Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)

23. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)

24. Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise)

25. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)

26. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)

27. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

28. Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)

29. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)

30. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne)

31. Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)

32. Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)

33. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)

34. Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance)

Women’s African player of the year

1. Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)

2. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)

3. Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)

4. Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)

5. Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp)

6. Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)

7. Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)

8. Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)

9. Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes)

10. Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)

11. Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine)

12. Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)

13. Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens)

14. Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)

15. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)

Youth player of the year

1. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)

2. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)

3. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Aax)

4. Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes)

5. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)

6. Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)

Men’s coach of the year

1. Corentin Martins (Mauritania)

2. Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)

3. Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)

4. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)

5. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)

6. Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)

7. Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)

8. Herve Renard (Morocco)

9. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

10. Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

Women’s coach of the year

1. Bruce Mwape (Zambia)

2. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

3. Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)

4. Saloum Houssein (Mali)

5. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

Men’s national team of the year

1. Guinea Bissau

2. Kenya

3. Madagascar

4. Mauritania

5. Uganda

6. Zimbabwe

Women’s national team of the year

1. Cameroon

2. Ghana

3. Mali

4. Nigeria

5. South Africa

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