Egypt team, skipper Salah in final shortlists for CAF awards

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 20 Jul 2022

Liverpool star winger and Egypt skipper Mohamed Salah has been included with the national football team in the top-three final lists of nominees for the CAF awards 2022.

Mohamed Salah
Salah in final shortlists for CAF awards


The African Football governing body, CAF, announced on Wednesday the top three for all the women and men categories ahead of Thursday’s anticipated Awards Gala in Rabat, Morocco.

According to CAF’s official website, former winners Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane of Egypt and Senegal will be competing for the men’s Player of the Year award with Senegal shot stopper Edouard Mendy who appears in the three-men list for the first time.

The 30-year old Salah has won the same prize twice before in 2017 and 2018.

2021 African Cup of Nations runners-up Egypt is also competing for National Team of the Year award alongside Cameroon and Senegal. Meanwhile the Pharaohs former coach Carlos Queiroz is competing for the coach of the year title alongside Senegal’s Aliou Cisse and coach of Moroccan club Wydad Athletic Walid Regragui.

Ahly competes for the best club

Cairo giants Ahly came also in the final list for the club of the year award alongside Morocco’s RS Berkane and Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.

Ahly duo goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy and Malian striker Aliou Dieng are also competing for Interclub Player of the Year award {the best player playing inside Africa} with Wydad defender Achraf Dari.

Here are the full final short lists for the CAF awards:

Player of the Year (Women)

Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)


Player of the Year (Men)


Edouard Mendy (Senegal & Chelsea)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)


Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Bambanani Mbanie (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)


Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

Achraf Dari (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

Aliou Dieng (Mali & Al Ahly)

Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)


Young Player of the Year (Women)

Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)


Young Player of the Year (Men)

Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United)

Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)

Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Tottenham Hotspur)


Coach of the Year (Women)

Bruce Mwape (Zambia)

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Reynald Pedros (Morocco)


Coach of the Year (Men)

Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

Carlos Queiroz (Egypt)

Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)


Club of the Year (Women)

AS FAR (Morocco)

Hasaacas Ladies (Ghana)

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)


Club of the Year (Men)

Al Ahly (Egypt)

RS Berkane (Morocco)

Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)


National Team of the Year (Men)





National Team of the Year (Women)

Due to the absence of a major women’s competition during the period under review, the Organising Team for the CAF Awards 2022 has reviewed the selection process for this important category. The TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco will be factored as one of the criterion in deciding a winner befitting of the status of the award and women’s football in general. The winner will be announced on 23 July 2022 during the final match of the Women’s AFCON.


Goal of the Year

Gabadinho Mhango (Malawi & Orlando Pirates)

Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)

Zouhair El Moutaraji (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

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