The Confederation of African Football (CAF), have announced the nominees for the other categories of the CAF Awards 2017.
The categories include Women’s Player of the Year, National Team of the Year (Men & Women), Youth Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year and Referee of the Year.
The Super Eagles have been nominated for the National Team of the Year, along with Cameroon, Egypt, Zambia U20 and Mali U17, while Nigeria Women’s U20 team, the Falconets, are in the running for Women’s National Team of the Year.
The Nigerian National Team, coached by German Gernot Rohr, were the first African country to qualify for next summer’s football festival in Russia with a game to spare after beating Zambia on match day five.
And their coach has also been recognized for the achievement as he is in the running for Coach of the Year.
Former Arsenal and Liverpool striker Asisat Oshoala will be hoping to defend her African Women’s Footballer of the Year crown, she has been nominated once again along with Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon), Rutendo Makore (Zimbabwe) and Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi).
The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.
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