CAF has decorated it’s best performers for 2018 in a gala that took place on Tuesday Evening in Dakar-Senegal.

It was eventful day for the body.The day started with a rescheduled executive committee meeting with principal objective being to determine the host of the 2019 AFCON.Egypt was the biggest winner of the day. They picked up 16 of the votes for the host of the 2019 AFCON against 1 for South Africa and later in the day they picked up the player of the year award which was won by their own, Mohamed Salah.

Therefore,Salah will go into the 2019 AFCON on home soil in June as the reigning African Footballer of the year while Chrestina Thembi Kgatlana picked the women’s player of the year award and will head to France with South Africa knowing she is the best in the continent of Assisat Lamina Oshoala and Nchout Njoya Ajara.

The full list of winners is as follows;

#AiteoCAFAwards 2018 Winners :

โˆš Nigeria – Female National Team of the Year.
โˆš Mauritania – Male National Team of the Year.
โˆš Achraf Hakimi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ( Borussia Dortmund) – Young Player of the Year.
โˆš Desiree Ellis ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – Woman Coach of the Year.
โˆš Herve Renard ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – Male Coach of the Year.
โˆš Thembi Kgatlana ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – Goal of the Year.
โˆš Thembi Kgatlana ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – Woman Player of the Year.
โˆš Mohamed Salah ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ – African Player of the Year.

#CAF BEST XI :
Dennis Onyango ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Serge Aurier ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Eric Bailly ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Mehdi Benatia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Kalidou Koulibaly ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thomas Partey ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Naby Keita ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Riyad Mahrez ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Sadio Mane ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mohamed Salah ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

CAF equally picked a compact team of the year with 7 current premier league players and surprisingly without Ajax and Cameroon safe hands,Andre Onana.

  • ANGU LESLEY