CAF reveals nominees for other categories. Yesterday’s revelation from the CAF shows some more award categories which brought Zesco United on the nomination list. A check on the cafonline site says the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the nominees for the other categories for the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards.
These categories include Women’s Player of the Year list with an appearance of the 22 year old Asisat OSHOALA of Nigeria who plays for Arsenal Ladies.
Also on the category is the National Team of the Year. Another one is Club of the Year that includes Zesco United of Zambia together with Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, TP Mazembe (Congo DRC) and Zamalek from Egypt.
Further categories include Coach of the Year where Pitso MOSIMANE features from Mamelodi Sundowns winners of the CAF Champions League. Of interest is the Women’s National Team of the Year category featuring Zimbabwe.
And Youth Player of the Year includes Alex IWOBI (Nigeria & Arsenal), Most Promising Talent, Referee of the Year, Football Leader of the Year, Fair Play Award, African Legend, Platinum Award, Africa Finest XI.
“The winners will be decided by votes from the CAF Technical & Development, Media Committees and a panel of 20 experts (Journalists, TV consultants) except Fair Play, Legend and Platinum awards, which are not subject to vote.” Announced cafonline.
For this year, there will be no votes for the Youth National Team of the Year.
And in the meanwhile, the Referee of the Year will be voted only by the CAF Referees Committee. The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.
And Other Categories
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)
Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik)
Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon & Rossiyanka)
Janine VAN WYK (South Africa & JVW)
Raissa FEUDJIO TCHUANYO (Cameroon & Aland United)
Most promising Talent
Elia MESCHAK (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)
Naby KEITA (Guinea & RB Leipzig)
Oghenekaro ETEBO (Nigeria & CD Feirense)
Ramadan SOBHI (Egypt & Stoke City)
Youth Player of the Year
Alex IWOBI (Nigeria & Arsenal)
Eric AYIAH (Ghana U-17)
Franck KESSIE (Cote d’Ivoire & Atalanta)
Sandra OWUSU-ANSAH (Ghana & Supreme Ladies)
Sidiki MAIGA (Mali U-20)
Coach of the Year
Florent IBENGE (DR Congo)
Milutin ‘Micho’ SREDOJEVIC (Uganda)
Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Nacer SANDJAK (MO Bejaia)
Florence OMAGBEMI (Nigeria women’s national team)
Referee of the Year
Papa Gasama, Gambia
Grishea Gehead, Egypt
Malang Diedhiou, Senegal
Club of the Year
Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
MO Bejaia (Algeria)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Zesco United (Zambia)
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year