Osimhen, Etebo bag nominations for CAF awards + Full Nominee List

SoccerNet Nigeria
On Monday, the Confederation of African Football announced the nominees for the other categories for the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards and five Nigerian players are in the running to pick up awards next month in Abuja.

Golden Eaglet skipper Kelechi Nwakali has been nominated for the Youth Player of the Year and will have to see of the challenge of compatriot Victor Osimhen,Adama Traore,Samuel Diarra (both Mali) and Yaw Yeboah (Ghana).

Paris Saint-Germain defender Ngozi Ebere would step into the shoes of Asisat Oshoala if she is chosen ahead of Gabrielle Onguéné,Gaelle Enganamouit (both Cameroon),N’rehy Tia Ines (Ivory Coast) and Ghanaian Portia Boakye in the Women Player of the Year Category.

Nigeria U23 internationals Azubuike Okechukwu and Etebo Oghenekaro were both nominated for the Most Promising Talent Award alongside Algeria U23s star Zinedine Ferhat,Mahmoud Abdelmonem and Djigui Diarra.

The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Full nominee list

Men Player of the Year

Andre Ayew, Ghana
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon
Yaya Toure, Cote d”Ivoire

Women Player of the Year

Gabrielle Onguéné, Cameroon
Gaelle Enganamouit, Cameroon
Ngozi Ebere, Nigeria
Nrehy Tia Ines, Cote d’Ivoire
Portia Boakye, Ghana

Youth Player of the Year

Adama Traore, Mali
Kelechi Nwakali, Nigeria
Samuel Diarra, Mali
Victor Osimhen, Nigeria
Yaw Yeboah, Ghana

Most Promising Talent

Azubuike Okechukwu, Nigeria
Etebo Oghenekaro, Nigeria
Djigui Diarra, Mali
Mahmoud Abdelmonem ‘kahraba’, Egypt
Zinedine Ferhat, Algeria

Coach of the Year

Baye Ba, Mali, U17
Emmanuel Amunike, Nigeria U17
Fawzi Benzarti, Etoile Sportive de Sahel
Hervé Renard, Cote d’ivore
Patrice Carteron, TP Mazembe

Referee of the Year

Alioum Neant, Cameroon
Bakary Papa GASSAMA, Gambia
Eric Arnaud OTOGO CASTANE, Gabon
Ghead Zaglol GRISHA, Egypt
Janny SIKAZWE, Zambia

African Legend

Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Ghana
Samuel Mbappé Léppé, Cameroon

National Team of the Year

Cote d’Ivoire
Mali U17
Nigeria U17
Nigeria U-23

Women National Team of the Year

South Africa

Club of the Year

USM Algers , Algeria
TP Mazembe, DR Congo
Orlando Pirates, South Africa
Etoile Sportive du Sahel, Tunisia

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