Egypt, Salah, Elneny among preliminary nominees for CAF 2022 Awards

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 30 Jun 2022

Egyptian Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah and his national teammate Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been included in Confederation of African Football (CAF) preliminary list of nominees for the Player of the Year 2022 Awards.

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Egypt s forward Mohamed Salah (L) and Egypt s midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R)

 

Egypt are also included in the nominees list for the National Team of the Year award.

Ahly, the CAF Champions League finalist, are also included in the Club of the Year award list alongside the continental tournament’s winner Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.

The Red Devils former coach Pitso Mosimane of South Africa will compete for the coach of the year title.

The Egyptian players will face a tough competition with Man City’s Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez and Bayern Munich’s Senegalese winger Sadio Mane.

The 30-year-old Salah was named the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year to became only the seventh man to win the award more than once after a season in which he scored 23 goals in the Premier League.

Salah won other individual honours this season, including the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award and the Premier League's best goal prize.

CAF released on Thursday the preliminary list of nominees for the 2022 awards which will be held for the first time in three years on 21 July in Rabat, Morocco

CAF revealed the nominees for the Men’s categories namely Player of the Year, Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year and Club of the Year.

“The winners of each category will be decided by a voting panel made up of CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, Head Coaches & Captains of Member Associations and clubs involved at the group stage of the Interclub competitions,” reads a statement on the CAF’s official website.

“The CAF Awards will be held ahead of the final of Africa’s flagship women’s competitions — the TotalEnergies 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations in Morocco that is scheduled to take place from 2 to 23 July,” the statement added.

Full List of Nominees (in alphabetic order by Member Association):

Player of the Year (Men)

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Aston Villa)
Blati Toure (Burkina Faso & Pyramids)
Edmund Tapsoba (Burkina Faso & Bayer Leverkusen)
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon & Napoli)
Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon & Lyon)
Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon & Al Nassr)
Youssouf M'Changama (Comoros & Guingamp)
Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
Sebastien Haller (Cote d’Ivoire & Ajax)
Mohamed Abdelmonem (Egypt & Al Ahly)
Mohamed ElNeny (Egypt & Arsenal)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Mohamed Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)
Musa Barrow (Gambia & Bologna)
Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
Aliou Dieng (Mali & Al Ahly)
Hamari Traore (Mali & Rennes)
Yves Bissouma (Mali & Tottenham Hotspur)
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Paris Saint-Germain)
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco & Angers)
Yahya Jabrane (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
Yassine Bounou (Morocco & Sevilla)
Moses Simon (Nigeria & Nantes)
Edouard Mendy (Senegal & Chelsea)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
Nampalys Mendy (Senegal & Leicester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)
Saliou Ciss (Senegal & Nancy)
Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

Riad Benayad (ES Setif)
Tiago Azulao (Petro Atletico)
Karim Konate (ASEC Mimomas)
Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly)
Aliou Dieng (Al Ahly)
Mohamed Shenawy (Al Ahly)
Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly)
Percy Tau (Al Ahly)
Morlaye Sylla (Horoya)
Achraf Dari (Wydad Athletic Club)
Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Athletic Club)
Zouhair El Moutaraji (Wydad Athletic Club)
Mouhcine Moutouali (Raja Club Athletic)
Issoufou Dayo (RS Berkane)
Youssou El Fahli (RS Berkane)
Victorien Adebayor (Niger & Union Sportive Gendarmerie Nationale)
Peter Shalulile (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Bandile Shandu (Orlando Pirates)
Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Esperance Sportive de Tunis)

Young Player of the Year (Men)

Dango Ouattara (Burkina Faso & Lorient)
Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)
Jesus Owono (Equatorial Guinea & Alaves)
James Gomez (The Gambia & AC Horsens)
Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana & Rennes)
Ilaix Moriba Kourouma (Guinea & Valencia)
El Bilal Toure (Mali & Reims)
Akinkunmi Amoo (Nigeria & FC Copenhagen)
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Metz)
Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United)

Coach of the Year (Men)

Kamou Malo (Burkina Faso)
Amir Abdou (Comoros)
Carlos Quieroz (Egypt)
Pitso Mosimane (Al Ahly)
Tom Saintfiet (The Gambia)
Florent Ibenge (RS Berkane)
Vahid Halilhodzic (Morocco)
Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)
Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
Mandla Ncikazi (Orlando Pirates)

National Team of the Year (Men)

Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Comoros
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
The Gambia
Mali
Morocco
Senegal
Tunisia

Club of the Year (Men)

ES Setif (Algeria)
Petro Atletico (Angola)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Ahly (Egypt)
Ahli Tripoli (Libya)
Al Ittihad (Libya)
Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)
RS Berkane (Morocco)
Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

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