Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) , Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (M) and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (L) (Photo: Ahram Online archive)
22:40 Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins the Men's Player of the Year award.
22:35 South Africa's Chrestinah Kgatlana wins Women's Player of the Year award.
22:30 Africa's best starting line-up: Denis Onyango, Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Eric Bailly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thomas Partey, Naby Keita, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah
22:28 South Africa's Chrestinah Kgatlana wins the Best Goal of the Year award.
22:25 Morocco's Achraf Hakimi wins the Youth Player of the Year award.
22:20 the Royal Moroccan Football Federation wins the National Association of the Year award.
22:18 Morocco's French boss Herve Renard wins Men’s Coach of the Year award.
22:15 South Africa's Desiree Ellis wins Women’s Coach of the Year award.
22:00 Mauritania win the best men's national team of the year.
22:00 Nigeria win the women's best national team of the year.
21:10 The ceremony is underway.
19:30 Salah refused to be drawn into comparisons with former winners Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Toure.
Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is vying with club teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for CAF's best player of the year award.
Salah is seeking to win the award for the second successive year, having become only the second Egyptian player to be named Africa's best when he scooped the prize last year after beating the same duo.
The shortlists of nominees for the various categories of the 2018 CAF Awards:
African Player of the Year
1. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
3. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Women’s Player of the Year
1. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
2. Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
3. Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
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
Women’s National Team of the Year
3. South Africa