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Full list of CAF Awards 2023 Winners: Victor Osimhen and Oshoala leads the pack

Monday night, December 11, 2023, in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, was the CAF Awards 2023. Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria took home the greatest individual honors.

Oshoala, a fellow Nigerian, won her record-breaking sixth CAF African Women’s Player of the Year, while Osimhen, the striker who made headlines in Italy and for his contributions in the Super Eagles outfit, won the CAF African Player of the Year award for the first time.

During his incredible voyage, Osimhen had to overcome fierce opposition from Egyptian striker Mohammed Salah and Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi.

For a record-tying sixth time, Nigerian legend Oshoala won the CAF Women’s Player of the Year award. The attacker, who ended as the team’s leading scorer with 27 goals in all competitions, continued to dominate as she led Barcelona to Champions League success.

Walid Regragui of Morocco won the Men’s category CAF’s Best Coach of the Year award, having led the Atlas Lions to a historic World Cup semifinal run in Qatar.

Desiree Ellis of South Africa won the women’s category Best Coach award for her exceptional efforts with Banyana Banyana. Ellis has won constantly in this category since 2018, and this was her record-breaking fourth prize in that area.

Percy Tau of Al Ahly and South Africa won the CAF InterClub Player of the Year award. Lamine Camara, a 19-year-old forward for FC Metz in Senegal, won the CAF Young Player of the Year title, launching his ascent to prominence in African football.

The inaugural CAF Women’s Young Player of the Year award went to Moroccan phenom Nesryne El Chad. Following their success in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, Morocco was named the Men’s National Team winner; Nigeria was named the Women’s National Team of the Year winner.

The Male Club of the Year award went to Al Ahly of Egypt, while Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won the women’s division.

In the women’s category, South Africa topped the continent’s Best XI players, while two players from Morocco’s World Cup semifinal squad were in the men’s division.

A panel made up of members of the CAF Technical Committee, head coaches, national team captains, and media experts voted to determine the overall winners in each category.

Full List of Award Winners:

  • Player of the Year (Men): Victor Osimhen (Nigeria, Napoli)
  • Player of the Year (Women): Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Barcelona)
  • Interclub Player of the Year (Men): Percy Tau (South Africa, Al Ahly)
  • Interclub Player of the Year (Women): Fatima Tagnaout (Morocco, AS FAR)
  • Coach of the Year (Men): Walid Regragui (Morocco)
  • Coach of the Year (Women): Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year (Men): Yassine Bounou (Morocco, Al Hilal)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year (Women): Chiamaka Nnadozie (Nigeria, Paris FC)
  • Young Player of the Year (Men): Lamine Camara (Senegal, Metz)
  • Young Player of the Year (Women): Nesryne El Chad (Morocco, Lille)
  • National Team of the Year (Men): Morocco
  • National Team of the Year (Women): Nigeria
  • Club of the Year (Men): Al Ahly (Egypt)
  • Club of the Year (Women): Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Men’s Africa XI (As compiled by FIFPRO Africa)

GoalkeeperAndré OnanaInternazionale / Manchester UnitedCameroon
DefenderAchraf HakimiParis Saint-GermainMorocco
DefenderChancel MbembaOlympique MarseilleDR Congo
DefenderKalidou KoulibalyChelsea / Al-HilalSenegal
MidfielderAndré-Frank Zambo AnguissaNapoliCameroon
MidfielderMohammed KudusAFC Ajax / West Ham UnitedGhana
MidfielderSofyan AmrabatFiorentina / Manchester UnitedMorocco
MidfielderThomas ParteyArsenalGhana
ForwardMohamed SalahLiverpoolEgypt
ForwardSadio ManéBayern Munich / Al-NassrSenegal
ForwardVictor OsimhenNapoliNigeria

Women’s Africa XI: (As compiled by FIFPRO Africa)

GoalkeeperAndile DlaminiMamelodi SundownsSouth Africa
DefenderBambani MbaneMamelodi SundownsSouth Africa
DefenderLebohang RamalepeFC Dinamo MinskSouth Africa
DefenderMichielle AloizeHouston DashNigeria
DefenderOsinachi OhaleDeportivo Alavés GloriosasNigeria
MidfielderFatima TagnaoutASFARMorocco
MidfielderLinda MatlhaloGlasgow CitySouth Africa
MidfielderRefiloe JaneSassuoloSouth Africa
ForwardAsisat OshoalaBarcelonaNigeria
ForwardBarbra BandaShanghai ShengliZambia
ForwardTabitha ChawingaJianghan University / Paris Saint-GermainMalawi

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