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Simon In, Osimhen Out Of CAF Nominees For African Footballer Of The Year [FULL LIST]

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Nigerian Nantes forward Moses Simon made the final cut while Victor Osimhen missing in the first list released by the Confederation of African Football CAF) on Thursday for the continental award schedule to hold on July 21 in Rabat, Morocco.

Aside from Simon, Akinkunmi Amoo of FC Copenhagen among the 10 nominees for the Young (Male) Player of the Year Award.

Nigeria also miss out on the national team of the year with Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia and Comoros making the cut.

The revealed nominees are mainly for the Men’s categories, namely Player of the Year, Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year and Club of the Year.

CAF however said in a statement that the nominees for the Women’s categories would be announced in due course.

A stakeholder panel made up of Technical Experts, CAF Legends and Journalists decided on the list for the various categories.

They were expected to have taken into the consideration the performance of the nominee from September 2021 till June at all levels.

The winners of each category will be decided by a voting panel.

The panel will have CAF Technical Committee members, media professionals, Head Coaches and Captains of Member-Associations and clubs involved at the group stage of the Interclub competitions.

The CAF Awards 2022 will be held ahead of the final match of Africa’s flagship women’s competition, the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

The competition tagged “Morocco 2022” will hold on Saturday to July 23.

Full List of Nominees (Alphabetical Order Based on Country):

Player of the Year (Men)

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)
Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso and Aston Villa)
Blati Toure (Burkina Faso and Pyramids)
Edmund Tapsoba (Burkina Faso and Bayer Leverkusen)
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon and Napoli)
Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon and Lyon)
Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon and Al Nassr)
Youssouf M’Changama (Comoros and Guingamp)
Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire and AC Milan)
Sebastien Haller (Cote d’Ivoire and Ajax)
Mohamed Abdelmonem (Egypt and Al Ahly)
Mohamed ElNeny (Egypt and Arsenal)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)
Mohamed Shenawy (Egypt and Al Ahly)
Musa Barrow (Gambia and Bologna)
Naby Keita (Guinea and Liverpool)
Aliou Dieng (Mali and Al Ahly)
Hamari Traore (Mali and Rennes)
Yves Bissouma (Mali and Tottenham Hotspur)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain)
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco and Angers)
Yahya Jabrane (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club)
Yassine Bounou (Morocco and Sevilla)
Moses Simon (Nigeria and Nantes)
Edouard Mendy (Senegal and Chelsea)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal and Napoli)
Nampalys Mendy (Senegal and Leicester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal and Bayern Munich)
Saliou Ciss (Senegal and Nancy)
Ali Maaloul (Tunisia and Al Ahly)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

Riad Benayad (ES Setif)
Tiago Azulao (Petro Atletico)
Karim Konate (ASEC Mimomas)
Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly)
Aliou Dieng (Al Ahly)
Mohamed Shenawy (Al Ahly)
Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly)
Percy Tau (Al Ahly)
Morlaye Sylla (Horoya)
Achraf Dari (Wydad Athletic Club)
Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Athletic Club)
Zouhair El Moutaraji (Wydad Athletic Club)
Mouhcine Moutouali (Raja Club Athletic)
Issoufou Dayo (RS Berkane)
Youssou El Fahli (RS Berkane)
Victorien Adebayor (Niger and Union Sportive Gendarmerie Nationale)
Peter Shalulile (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates)
Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance Sportive de Tunis)


Young Player of the Year (Men)

Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso and Lorient)
Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire and ASEC/RB Salzburg)
Jesus Owono (Equatorial Guinea and Alaves)
James Gomez (The Gambia and AC Horsens)
Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana and Rennes)
Ilaix Moriba Kourouma (Guinea and Valencia)
El Bilal Toure (Mali and Reims)
Akinkunmi Amoo (Nigeria and FC Copenhagen)
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Metz)
Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia and Manchester United)


Coach of the Year (Men)

Kamou Malo (Burkina Faso)
Amir Abdou (Comoros)
Carlos Quieroz (Egypt)
Pitso Mosimane (Al Ahly)
Tom Saintfiet (The Gambia)
Florent Ibenge (RS Berkane)
Vahid Halilhodzic (Morocco)
Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)
Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
Mandla Ncikazi (Orlando Pirates)


National Team of the Year (Men)

Burkina Faso
Equatorial Guinea
The Gambia


Club of the Year (Men)

ES Setif (Algeria)
Petro Atletico (Angola)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Al Ahly (Egypt)
Ahli Tripoli (Libya)
Al Ittihad (Libya)
Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)
RS Berkane (Morocco)
Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
Orlando Pirates (South Africa)


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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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African Cup of Nations 2021/2022 TABLE

African Cup of Nations
No Teams P Pts
1 Cameroon 3 7
2 Cape Verde 3 4
3 Burkina Faso 3 4
4 Ethiopia 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Senegal 3 5
2 Malawi 3 4
3 Guinea 3 4
4 Zimbabwe 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Gabon 3 5
3 Comoros 3 3
4 Black Stars 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Super Eagles 3 9
2 Egypt 3 6
3 Guinea-Bissau 3 1
4 Sudan 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Mali 3 7
2 Gambia 3 7
3 Tunisia 3 3
4 Mauritania 3 0
Full Table

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