President Amin invited to attend 2019 CAF Awards in Hurghada
The President of the South Sudan Football Association, Francis Amin Michael will grace the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony on January 7th at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt.
“I have been invited for the CAF Awards and I travel on Sunday,” Amin told ssfaonline.com.
The event will celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during 2019. There will also be several new award categories in recognition of exceptional contributions to African football and inspiring individuals.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has also picked four-time winner of the African Player of the Year Award Samuel Eto’o Fils as host of the ceremony.
The reigning African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and his teammate at Liverpool in England Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Algeria’s Riyad Mehrez (Manchester City) have been shortlisted for the top Award.
No player, coach or teams from the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) made the final list.
Shortlists for different categories
African Football of the Year
Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)
Riyad Mehrez (Algeria/Manchester City)
Sadio Mané (Senegal/ Liverpool)
African Women’s Player of the Year
Ajara Nchout (Cameroon/Vålerenga)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria/FC Barcelona)
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa/Beijing BG Phoenix)
African Women’s National Team of the Year
African Men’s National Team of the Year
African Women’s Coach of the Year
Alain Djeumfa – Cameroon
Desiree Ellis – South Africa
Thomas Dennerby – Nigeria
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco/Borussia Dortmund)
Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria/Villarreal)
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria/Lille OSC)
Africa’s Men’s Coach of the Year
Aliou Cissé – Senegal National Team
Djamel Belmadi – Algeria National Team
Moïne Chaâbani – Espérance Sportive de Tunis
African Inter clubs Player of the Year
Tarek Hamed (Egypt/Zamalek)
Youcef Belaili (Algeria/Espérance Sportive de Tunis/Al Ahli KSA)
Anice Badri (Tunisia/Espérance Sportive de Tunis)