By Oni Landonette
After two years of absence as a result of the pandemic. CAF has finally announced the return of the CAF awards. In a communique published on their website, the confederation of African football confirms Morocco will be the venue for the awards come July 21,2022, a day to the finals of the Africa woman’s cup of nations.
«This year’s edition of the prestigious award ceremony for African football, the CAF Awards 2022, will return on Thursday, 21 July 2022 in Morocco.» The press release states
This year’s esteemed celebration, which rewards outstanding football talents in Africa comes a day to the finals of the women Africa cup of nations and also concides with the two years anniversary of the CAF women football strategy launched on Saturday September 8,2020
«The CAF Awards will be held ahead of the final of Africa’s flagship women’s competitions, TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 20223 scheduled to take place between 02 July – 23 July 2022.» it further explains
It’s in this light that these African football governing body has decided to recompense female footballers performing brilliantly at club level. A new category introduced this year .
«In line with that, a new category; Interclubs Women Player of the Year has been introduced following the successful roll-out of the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League in November 2021.»
The other categories still stand with winners decided by votes from captains and coaches of the Member Associations, selected journalists, CAF Technical Study Group and CAF Legends. Players performances will be reviewed as form September of 2021 right up to June of 2022.
«As in previous editions, there will be several categories to be presented, in addition to the coveted prizes: Player of the Year (Men & Women).
Other categories are include Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Goal of the Year.» The communique stresses
The previous CAF awards dates as far back as 2020 in another North African country Egypt, with Senegal’s Sadio mane sweeping the best player of the tournament and Algerian Djamel Belmadi emerging as best coach after helping Algeria win their second AFCON trophy in 2019.
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