The 2019 CAF Awards was held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday.
The 28th edition of the CAF Awards saw the emergence of African footballers and officials who performed exceptionally well in 2019.
Sadio Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year, polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah, who polled 325 votes and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez with 267 votes.
Asisat Oshoala was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time, same number of awards as ex-star Perpetua Nkwocha.
She polled 351 votes, 30 more than Cameroonian forward, Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana, who had 247 votes.
Full list below:
African Player of the Year
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
African Interclubs Player of the Year
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Men’s Coach of the Year
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)
African Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
African Men’s National Team of the Year
African Women’s National Team of the Year
Federation of the Year
Egyptian Football Association
Kojovi Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)
CAF Fifpro Best XI
Goalkeeper: Andre Onana
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang