Full nominee list revealed for Glo CAF Awards 2016

The Confederation of African Football has released the full nominee list for the 2016 Glo CAF Awards, which will be held on January 5, 2017.

The body had previously released the five nominees for its most coveted award, the CAF Player of The Year. Saido Mane, Riyad Mahrez, Mohammed Salah, Islam Slimani and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the players nominated for the award.

7 Nigerians were nominated in the other categories, including English Premier League duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi, and Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala.

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Nominated for Coach of the Year was Super Falcons’ Florence Omagbemi, who became the first person ever to win the Africa Women Cup of Nations as player and coach when the Super Falcons emerged victorious at the 2016 edition weeks back.

The nominees for the other categories, which were released today are:

Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)

Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik)

Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon & Rossiyanka)

Janine VAN WYK (South Africa & JVW)

Raissa FEUDJIO TCHUANYO (Cameroon & Aland United)

Most promising Talent

Elia MESCHAK (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)

Naby KEITA (Guinea & RB Leipzig)

Oghenekaro ETEBO (Nigeria & CD Feirense)

Ramadan SOBHI (Egypt & Stoke City)

Youth Player of the Year

Alex IWOBI (Nigeria & Arsenal)

Eric AYIAH (Ghana U-17)

Franck KESSIE (Cote d’Ivoire & Atalanta)

Sandra OWUSU-ANSAH (Ghana & Supreme Ladies)

Sidiki MAIGA (Mali U-20)

Coach of the Year

Florent IBENGE (DR Congo)

Milutin ‘Micho’ SREDOJEVIC (Uganda)

Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Nacer SANDJAK (MO Bejaia)

Florence OMAGBEMI (Nigeria women’s national team)

Referee of the Year

Papa Gasama, Gambia

Grishea Gehead, Egypt

Malang Diedhiou, Senegal

Club of the Year

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

MO Bejaia (Algeria)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Zamalek (Egypt)

Zesco United (Zambia)

National Team of the Year

DR Congo

Guinea Bissau

Nigeria U-23

Senegal

Uganda

Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

Ghana

Nigeria

South Africa

Zimbabwe