Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The coach of the world-conquering Nigeria Under-17
football team, Emmanuel Amuneke, is among five
Nigerians shortlisted for the 2015 Glo/CAF Awards.
Amuneke is in contention for the Coach of the Year
Award. Also, Nigeria'sUnder-17 and
the Under-23 team, which recently won the Africa
Under-23 Cup of Nations are in contention for
national team of the year.
The Golden Eaglets duo of Kelechi
Nwakali and Victor Osimhen are in the running for
the Youth Player of the Year while the duo
of Azubuike Okechukwu and Etebo
Oghenekaro from the U-23 team are in the Most
Promising Talent category.
Nigeria is also nominated in the Women Player of the
Year category where Ngozi Ebere has been
The top three contenders for the 2015 African Player
of the Year were revealed are Andre Ayew (Ghana/
Swansea City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/
Borussia Dortmund) and Yaya Toure (Cote d"Ivoire/
Manchester City).
The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF
Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2016
in Abuja, Nigeria.
Below are the nominees for the various
categories in alphabetical order:
African Player of the Year
Andre Ayew (Ghana/ Swansea City)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/ Borussia
Yaya Toure (Cote d"Ivoire/ Manchester City).
Women Player of the Year
· Gabrielle Onguéné, Cameroon
· Gaelle Enganamouit, Cameroon
· Ngozi Ebere, Nigeria
· N'rehy 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
· Ghana
· Mali U17
· Nigeria U17
· Nigeria U-23
Women National Team of the Year
· Ghana
· Cameroon
· South Africa
· Zimbabwe
Club of the Year
· USM Algiers , Algeria
· TP Mazembe, DR Congo
· Orlando Pirates, South Africa
· Etoile Sportive du Sahel, Tunisia


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