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    Salah Mane & Aubameyang battle for CAF African Player of the Year 2017

    The Confederations of Africa Football (CAF) have announced the final three players who will battle to win the 2017 African Player of the Year award.

    The three include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon and Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool).
    They were part of an initial 30-man shortlist which was trickled down to 11-man.

    The final phase of this shortlist was determined by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the 54 National Associations affiliated to CAF plus Associate Members, Reunion Island and Zanzibar, together with the other half of the 20-member Panel of Experts (10 persons). 

    Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah who recently won the BBC African Footballer of the Year is a stand out favourite to clinch highly prestigious individual continental award.

    Meanwhile, the short list for the African Player of the Year Based in Africa remains unreleased.

    In other categories, Ghana and Nigeria U-20 sides are in contention for the best Women’s National Football Team alongside South Africa.

    CAF Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca, CAF Confederation Cup champions TP Mazembe as well as Al Ahly are on the final shortlist for Club of the Year.

    The National Football Team of the Year (Men) has Cameroon, Egypt and Nigeria while Coach of the Year has Gernot Rohr of the Super Eagles, Hector Cuper of Egypt and Wydad’s L’Hussein Amoutta.

    Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, South Africa’s Christena Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Gabriella Onguene vie for the Women Footballer of the Year.

    The winners of the respective award categories will be named at the AITEO CAF awards 2017 ceremony to be held in Accra on 4th January 2018.

    African Player of the Year

    ·       Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

    ·       Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)

    ·       Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

    Women’s Player of the Year

    ·       Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)

    ·       Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies)

    ·       Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)

     Youth Player of the Year

    ·       Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Sarpsborg)

    ·       Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)

    ·       Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars)

     Coach of the Year

    ·       Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

    ·       Hector Cuper (Egypt)

    ·       L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)

    Club of the Year

    ·       Al Ahly

    ·       TP Mazembe

    ·       Wydad Athletic Club

     National Team of the Year

    ·       Cameroon

    ·       Egypt

    ·       Nigeria

     Women’s National Team of the Year

    ·       Ghana U-20

    ·       Nigeria U-20

    ·       South Africa
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