The African football awards ceremony, the CAF Awards 2023, will take place in Morocco on 11 December, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Tuesday, 25 July.
“Following the successful event, in which Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s Asiset Oshoala were crowned the best player and best women’s player in Rabat last year, CAF will once again honor African football’s leading players during the awards ceremony in the Kingdom of Cherif. will honorthe confederation said in a statement.
He added that the awards will reward the best club and international players who have distinguished themselves during the past season, resulting in the crowning of African players of the year in both male and female categories.
CAF also reminded that previous winners in the men’s category were Yaya Touré (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Samuel Eto’o (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010), Didier Drogba (2006 and 2009), Mohamed Salah ( 2017) are included. 2018), Riyad Mahrez (2016), Navankov Kanu (1996 and 1999), Abedi Pele (1992) and the great George V (1995).
“In the women’s section, while Oshoala has dominated the category in recent years by winning the 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022 editions, she still faces competition from former winners including South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana (2018) Does matter”he added, noting that the category also counted among its previous winners, Super Falcons veteran, Perpetua Naquocha (2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011).
In addition, CAF reported that several other awards would also be at stake, including Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year and Goal of the Year. . It will also feature the Interclub Player of the Year award, which was introduced following the successful launch of the CAF Women’s Champions League last year.