CAF Awards: Ahmed Musa, Rohr Dropped!
Super Eagles star, Ahmed Musa as well as the National team coach, Gernot Rohr have both dropped out in the race for honours in the 2018 CAF Awards.
While Musa was initially shortlisted for the prestigious Africa Player of Year accolade, Rohr was gunning for glory in the Best Coach category.
However, in the trimmed list of nominees released on Friday by the Confederation of African Football on their official website, Musa and Rohr have been dropped.
That notwithstanding, Nigeria still has some form of representation as Alex Iwobi who plies his football trade with Arsenal is among the last 10 players jostling for the Africa Player of Year.
Also Nigeria has two players Onome Ebi and Asisat Oshoala in the run for the Women’s Player of the Year.
The Super Falcon’s Coach Thomas Dennerby is been nominated alongside two others in the Women’s Coach of the Year category.
Also the Super Falcons who only recently won their ninth African title have been nominated for Women’s National Team of the Year.
Shortlists for CAF Awards 2018
African Player of the Year
1. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
2. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
3. Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
4. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
5. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
6. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
8. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
9. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
10. Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
Women’s Player of the Year
1. Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
2. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
3. Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
4. Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
5. Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
6. Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
7. Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
8. Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
9. Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
10. Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
11. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
Youth Player of the Year
1. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
2. Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
3. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Men’s Coach of the Year
1. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
2. Herve Renard (Morocco)
3. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
Women’s Coach of the Year
1. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
2. Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
3. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
Men’s National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
3. South Africa