ABUJA, (CAJ News) – ABUJA will host the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards gala dinner.
The event, the biggest such gathering in the African football calendar, is scheduled for January 7.
It will be returning a year after it was held in Lagos.
During the event, footballers, coaches, teams and officials who distinguished themselves during the ongoing year will be honoured.
The biggest accolade will be the African Player of the Year and African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).
The winner will be decided by votes of the Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.
The nominees for the African Player of the Year are André Ayew (Ghana & Swansea), Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia, Valencia), Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ (Sudan, El Hilal) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Roma).
Others nominated are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mané (Senegal, Southampton), Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire, Paris Saint Germain), Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria, Valencia), Yacine Brahimi ( Algeria, Porto) and Yaya Touré (Cote d’Ivoire,Manchester City (reigning).
nominated for the African Player of the – Year Based in Africa are Abdeladim Khadrouf (Morocco, Moghreb Tetouan), Baghdad Bounedjah ( Algeria, Etoile du Sahel), Felipe Ovono (Equatorial Guinea, Orlando
Pirates) and Kermit Erasmus (South Africa, Orlando Pirates).
Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania, TP Mazembe), Mohamed Meftah ( Algeria, USM Alger), Mudather Eltaib Ibrahim ‘Karika’ (Sudan, El Hilal), Robert Kidiaba Muteba ( DR Congo, TP Mazembe), Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire, TP Mazembe) and Zineddine Ferhat (Algeria, USM Alger) are also nominated.
– CAJ News