Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi, has made the top 10 shortlist for the African Player of the Year for the forthcoming CAF AWards 2018 while Ahmed Musa failied to make the cut. Also on the top CAF Awards shortlist are Gabonese forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegal’s Saido Mane.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah who won the honour in 2017 after a sizzling season for the English Premier League side is also among the nominees in the shortlist.
In the Women’s category of the CAF Awards 2018, Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega and Onome Ebi made the shortlist for Women’s Footballer of the Year award. Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala won the individual honour in last year’s CAF Awards.
Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby will battle for Women’s Coach of the Year along with South Africa’s Desiree Ellis and Cameroon’s Josep Brian Ndoko. The Super Falcons are also in the running for the Women’s Team of the Year with the Banyana Banyana of South Africa and Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon also included in the short list .
The CAF Awards 2018 Gala will take place on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.