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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

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

South Africa



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)