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CAF says its 2018 awards will have 11 categories

Ahmad Hassan, Monday 5 Nov 2018
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Confederation of African Football (CAF)
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The African football governing body CAF announced on Monday the categories for the CAF Awards 2018 Dakar, Senegal on 8 January 2019.

CAF stated that this year’s awards will have 11 categories 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

The organising committee said that the candidates will be judged based on their performance between February and November of this year.

The African Player of the Year and the Women’s Player of the Year will be will be named by the following:

- The CAF technical and development committee
- Media experts, legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup
-Coaches and captains of the 54 member associations

The 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 decided by :

- The CAF technical and development committee
- Media experts, legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup

CAF also revealed that the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) will, for the first time, choose the Africa Finest XI.

It was also announced that the Goal of the Year will be decided through an online public vote.

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.


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