Daka makes final shortlist for CAF award

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Teenage sensation Patson Daka has made the the final three-man shortlist for the 2017 CAF youth player of the year. The 19-year-old marksman inspired Zambia to a first ever U-20 Africa Cup title and was instrumental in the Junior Chipolopolo’s historic run to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup.

And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will vie for African football’s top individual honour, the CAF African Player of the Year.

The top three for all the categories of the Aiteo CAF Awards 2017 was unveiled on Monday in Accra, Ghana.

The ceremony was attended by CAF president Ahmad, CAF first vice-president Kwesi Nyantakyi, CAF executive committee member Amaju Pinnick, with Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, the guest-of-honour.

Also present were sponsors Aiteo, represented by senior vice-president, (commercial and gas) Victor Okoronkwo, who expressed his outfit’s pride in partnership of the event that celebrates the various stakeholders of African football.

The shortlists for the topmost award, African Player of the Year, were unveiled by ex-Ghana defender Sammy Kuffour.

The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday January 4 in Accra.

African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies)
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)

Youth Player of the Year

Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Sarpsborg)
Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)
Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars)

Coach of the Year

Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)

Club of the Year

Al Ahly
TP Mazembe
Wydad Athletic Club

National Team of the Year


Women’s National Team of the Year

Ghana U-20
Nigeria U-20
South Africa


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