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CAF AWARDS: SADIO AND ASISAT ARE KING AND QUEEN OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL, RESPECTIVELY_Ehiabhi Femi

Africa crowned the footballing kings and queens of the mother continent at a star-studded ceremony in Hurghada, Egypt.

Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane and Nigeria and Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala picked up the top awards for African Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year after an outstanding calendar year.

Algeria’s Djamel Belmadi was rewarded for his side’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations victory by being named the African Men’s Coach of the Year, after Desiree Ellis was named the African Women’s Coach of the Year for her South African side’s exploits at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

Other Award winners in the other categories include:

African Interclubs Player of the Year:Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Women’s National Team of the Year: Cameroon
African Men’s National Team of the Year:Algeria
Best African Goal of the Year: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
FIFPro Africa’s Best 11: Andre Onana; Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech; Mohamed Salah, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane
Club President of the Year: Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)

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