BBC African Player Nominee Thomas Partey Misses Out As CAF Releases Shortlist For Annual African Player of the Year Award

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the list of players and countries in contention for the 2019 edition of its annual awards.

The list for African Player of the year surprisingly leaves out Atletico Madrid and Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, who only a few weeks ago made the five-man shortlist for BBC African Player of the Year.

CAF released a 10man shortlist for player of the Year with no Ghanaian in contention.

In the women’s game however, two players made the final shortlist, The Black Maidens’ Abdulai Mukarama and Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo.

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A panel selected by CAF would vote for the final award winners, which would be revealed at the awards gala slated for January 8 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

Full nominees list below…

African Player of the Year

  1. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
  2. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
  3. Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
  4. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  5. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
  6. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
  8. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
  9. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  10. Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)

Women’s 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. Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
  6. Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
  7. Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
  8. Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
  9. Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
  10. Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
  11. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)

Youth Player of the Year

  1. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
  2. Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
  3. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)

Men’s Coach of the Year

  1. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
  2. Herve Renard (Morocco)
  3. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)

Women’s Coach of the Year

  1. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
  2. Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
  3. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

Men’s National Team of the Year

  1. Madagascar
  2. Mauritania
  3. Uganda

Women’s National Team of the Year

  1. Cameroon
  2. Nigeria
  3. South Africa

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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