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CAF Awards 2018 In FULL: Salah Wins African Men's Player Award; Kgatlana Lands The Women Prize, While Super Falcons Named Best Team

CAF Awards 2018 In FULL: Salah Wins African Men's Player Award; Kgatlana Lands The Women Prize, While Super Falcons Named Best Team
1/08/2019
Mohamed Salah is the African Player of the Year 2018. For the second time in a row. South African Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana was voted Women’s Player of the Year, and Super Falcons of Nigeria won the Team of the Year award.
Liverpool hitman Salah has won the 2018 African Player of the Year prize ahead of Arsenal rival Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane, claiming the prestigious award at Tuesday's ceremony in Dakar, Senegal. 

It is the Egypt international's second African Player of the Year title to become the fourth African after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure to win the award back to back. 


He said as he received the award:


It's been a year I stood on this stage. This award is very big for me because I've been dreaming of it right from when I was little. I will like to dedicate this award to my country Egypt. And...and thank you.

Also, South African Women's player Thembi Kgatlana won the 2018 African Women Player of the Year prize.  

Kgatlana was crowned the best women's player in Africa in 2018 after edging out Nigerian duo of Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega.  

The South African had a tournament to remember as her country finished as runners-up at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana and secured a maiden Women's World Cup ticket. 

Super Falcons of Nigeria were named Women’s team of the Year 2018 beating South African and Cameroon to the award after lifting 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana a few months ago. And Mauritius named as the African Men National team of the Year.

South Africa Women's national team coach Desiree Ellis win the Women's coach of the year award, while Morocco manager Herve Renard is the Men’s Coach of the Year 2018.

CAF 2018 AWARDS IN FULL:

Men's Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah

Women's player of the year: Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa

Women's Team of the Year:  Super Falcons of Nigeria.

Men's Team of the Year: Mauritania 

Women's Coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis of South Africa

Men's Coach of the Year: Herve Benard of Morocco 

Youth player of the Year: Acharf Hakimi of Morocco


Goal of the Year:  Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana 

Africa Best XI 2018: Aurier, Benatia, Onyango, Baily, Koulibaly, Keita, Partey, Mahrez, Salah, Aubameyang and Mane

CAF LEGENDS: Kanu Nwankwo (Nigeria), Goerge Weah (Liberia), Emmanuel Amuneke (Nigeria), Frédéric Kanouté (Mali), Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon), Patrick M'Boma (Cameroon), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) Rashidi Yekini (Nigeria-represented by his daughter), Mo Salah (Egypt) and El Hadji Diouf (Senegal)

Tessema Award: Fouzi Lekjaa.
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