The full lists of nominees for the Best in Africa Awards 2022


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the provisional lists of nominees for the Best in Africa Awards 2022, weeks before the 2022 CAF Awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Morocco on July 21, which will be held before the final match of the African Nations Cup for Women, which will be held in Morocco, between July 2 and 23, 2022.

Caf said in an official statement: “The ceremony is expected to witness the distribution of many awards, foremost of which is the best player and player, in addition to a new award related to the best local player, to coincide with the event the second anniversary of the CAF strategy regarding women’s football, as well as The first edition of the African Women’s Champions League was held last year in Egypt.

He added, “Many other awards will be distributed, including the best local player, the best young player, the best national team, the best coach, the club of the year, as well as the best goal.”


The winners will be decided based on the votes of the captains of the national teams and coaches of the member associations, journalists, the CAF technical study group, as well as the legends of African football.

The previous edition of the CAF Awards 2019 was held in Hurghada, Egypt, and the Senegalese striker, Sadio Mane, was chosen as the best player of the year at the time.

The names of the nominees for the Best in Africa Awards 2022 are as follows:

The nominees for the award for the best player in Africa 2022

Mohamed Abdel Moneim (Egypt and Al-Ahly)
Mohamed Elneny (Egypt and Arsenal)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)

Mohamed El-Shennawy (Egypt and Al-Ahly)

Aliou Diang (Mali and Al-Ahly)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia and Al-Ahly)

Platé Toure (Burkina Faso and Pyramids)

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)

Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso and Aston Villa)

Edmund Tapsoba (Burkina Faso and Bayer Leverkusen)

Anguise (Cameroon and Naples)

Karl Toko (Cameroon and Lyon)

Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon VS)

Frank Casey (Ivory Coast and Milan)

Sebastien Haller (Ivory Coast and Ajax)

Musa Barrow (Gambia and Bologna)

Naby Keita (Guinea and Liverpool)

Traore (Mali Wren)

Yves Bisoma (Mali and Tottenham Hotspur)

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain)

Sofiane Boufal (Morocco and Angers)

Yahya Jebran (Morocco and Wydad Athletic)

Yassine Bounou (Morocco and Seville)

Moses Simon (Nigeria and Nantes)

Edward Mendy (Senegal and Chelsea)

Kalidou Coulibaly (Senegal and Naples)

Nambales Mendy (Senegal, Leicester City)

Sadio Mane (Senegal and Bayern Munich)

Saliou Sis (Senegal and Nancy).

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