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CAF announces nominees for 2019 football awards with Egypt considered for two prizes

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah and Aston Villa's Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' are in the run for the 2019 African player of the year award

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 24 Nov 2019
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) released on Sunday the lists of nominees for the 28th edition of its annual football awards.

Egypt is competing in the African Interclubs Player of the Year award with two domestic-based players, Mahmoud Alaa and Tarek Hamed of Zamalek,  as well as for the African Player of the Year award with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Aston Villa's Mahmoud Hassan "Trezeguet".

The winners will be announced on 7 January 2020 at Citadel Azure, Hurghada, Egypt.

The CAF awards is annual event to celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during the year.

"The list of nominees is compiled by a panel of media and technical professionals," CAF said in a statement on Monday.

The 2019 awards features several award categories for men’s and women’s football including: African Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Goal of the Year, Africa Finest XI, Federation of the Year and several new award categories which will recognise exceptional contributions to African football and inspiring individuals.

The CAF also announced in their statement that the Interclubs' Player of the Year Award has been reintroduced and will be dedicated to honor key actors in CAF’s club competitions .

Full list of nominees for CAF Awards 2019:

African Player of the Year

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria& Al-Sadd)
Carolus Andriamatsinoro (Madagascar & Al Adalah)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon & Paris Saint-Germain)
Ferjani Sassi(Tunisia & Zamalek)
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Paris Saint-Germain)
Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan)
Jordan Ayew (Ghana & Crystal Palace)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & Al Ain)
Mahmoud Hassan"Trezeguet" (Egypt & Aston Villa)
Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
Nicolas Pepe (Côte d'Ivoire & Arsenal)
Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua)
Percy Tau (South Africa & Club Brugge)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
Thomas Teye Partey (Ghana & Atlético Madrid)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Wilfried Zaha (Côte d'Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)

African Interclubs Player of the Year

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)
Anice Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Emmanuel Okwi (Uganda & Simba)
Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia & Zamalek)
Fousseny Coulibaly (Cote d'Ivoire & Esperance)
Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
Herenilson (Angola & Petro de Luanda)
Ismail El Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Casablanca)
Jean Marc Makusu (DR Congo & AS VITA)
Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (Togo & RS Berkane / Al Ain)
Mahmoud Alaa (Egypt & Zamalek)
Meddie Kagere (Rwanda & Simba)
Meschack Elia (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)
Themba Zwane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Trésor Mputu (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Walid El Karti (Morocco & Wydad Casablanca)
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
Amadou Haidara (Mali & RB Leipzig)
Amadou Sagna (Senegal & Club Brugge)
Enock Mwepu (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg)
Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal & Watford)
Krépin Diatta (Senegal & Club Brugge)
Moussa Djenepo (Mali & Southampton)
Moussa Ndiaye (Senegal & Excellence Foot)
Musa Barrow (Gambia & Atalanta)
Osvaldo Pedro Capemba ‘Capita’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
Patson Daka (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg)
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)
Sekou Koita (Mali & Red Bull Salzburg)
Steve Regis Mvoue (Cameroon & AS Azur Star)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)
Zito Luvumbo (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)

African Men’s Coach of the Year

Aliou Cisse (Senegal - Senegal)
Christian Gross (Switzerland - Zamalek)
Corentin Martins (France - Mauritania)
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria - Algeria)
Faouzi Benzarti (Tunisia - Wydad Athletic Club)
Gernot Rohr (Germany - Nigeria)
Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia - Esperance)
Mounir Jaouani (Morocco - Berkane FC)
Nicolas Dupuis (France - Madagascar)
Pitso Mosimane (South Africa - Mamelodi Sundowns)

African Men’s National Team of the Year

Algeria
Madagascar
Nigeria
Senegal
Tunisia

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