On Tuesday night, The world turned its attention to the 27th edition of the annual African football award which was held for the very first time in Dakar, Senegal. The ceremony saw rewarded for the amount of work they put in all through the course of the year.
The Confederation of African Football(CAF) awarded the best personalities, clubs and national teams for the year 2018 and the list of the winners goes thus.
SALAH WINS BACK TO BACK AFCON POTY
Mohamed Salah has been named CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive year.
The Liverpool forward held off competition from teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to land the prestigious award.
KGATLANA BAG TWO AWARDS
Banyana Banyana star Thembi Kgatlana won Women’s Player of the Year award Usurping Nigerian duo of Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega to take home the award.
The 22-year-old becomes the second South African to be named as Africa’ best after Noko Matlou.
Kgatlana also won Goal of the Year for her stunning winner against Nigeria in Banyana’s 1-0 opening group stage win at the Awcon.
AND THE FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO
Ellis good work with Bayana Bayana didn’t go unnoticed as she has been awarded as the Continents Female Coach of The Year .
Having steered Banyana to the Cosafa Cup and 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup qualification with a top three place at the Awcon.
Additionally, Ellis also led Bayana Bayana to the finals of the Awcon cup which was held in Ghana, Losing to Nigeria on penalties.
In the male section, Herve Renard was recognized as the Men’s Coach Of the year.
FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR – SUPER FALCONS
The Super Falcons of Nigeria was named by the Confederation of African Footballas the Women’s Team of the Year 2018.
The team was announced as winner at the ongoing CAF awards in Senegal. Nigeria beat the likes of Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and South Africa to win the award for the fourth time since its inception in 2010.
Denis Onyango – Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Eric Bailly, Kalidou Koulibaly – Thomas Partey, Naby Keita, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah
Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
Men’s National Team of the Year
National Association of the Year