Full list of CAF Awards Winners & Nominees
The beautiful Mohammed VI building in Rabat, Morocco, hosted the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards, the biggest football awards ceremony on Thursday 21st of July 2022 , the winners of the 2022 CAF Awards were revealed. At the ceremony, held in Rabat, Morocco, Sadio Mane was named the deserving male African Player of the Year While Nigeria playmaker Asisat Oshoala won the award of Woman African player of the year.
Sadio Mane won the African Footballer of the Year award twice, making him the tenth player to do so. At the Confederation of African Football’s awards ceremony on Thursday in Rabat, Morocco, the Senegal captain was named the 2022 winner.
Mane was in Morocco to receive his award personally less than a day after making his Bayern debut there. Mane garnered the most votes, followed by former Liverpool teammate Mo Salah and Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. In the English Premier League last year, Salah stood out, winning the Golden Boot with 23 goals and leading the league in assists with 13.
Salah was beaten twice in international competition by Mane, who left Liverpool in June to join Bayern. Mane’s Senegal defeated Salah’s Egypt in both the World Cup qualification play-off in March and the final of the February Africa Cup of Nations. Mendy not only contributed to Senegal’s success but helped Chelsea win the Club World Cup in February. Considering that 2014, when Vincent Enyeama The 30-year-old goalkeeper is the first to rank in the top three in the voting for African Footballer of the Year.
In the award’s history, Mane is the sixth player to win it exactly twice. The group is completed by Salah, Didier Drogba, Roger Milla, Nwankwo Kanu, and El Hadji Diouf. George Weah and Abedi Pele have each received the award three times, while Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto’o have each won it four times. At the Caf Awards ceremony on Thursday in Rabat, Asisat Oshoala, the captain of Nigeria and Barcelona, was recognized as the 2022 African Women’s Player of the Year. For his services to Barcelona’s Spanish championship-winning season, the striker received praise.
At the Caf Awards ceremony on Thursday in Rabat, Asisat Oshoala, the captain of Nigeria and Barcelona, was recognized as the 2022 African Women’s Player of the Year. For his services to Barcelona’s Spanish championship-winning season, the striker received praise.
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The 27-year-old won the honor ahead of Grace Chanda of Zambia and Ajara Nchout Njoya of Cameroon and Inter Milan (Zambia and BIIK Kazygurt). This makes her the first African to win the prestigious prize a record-setting five times, surpassing Perpetua Nkwocha, who had previously received it four times. Oshoala’s 2021–22 campaign, in which she assisted her Spanish team in winning the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, the Copa de la Reina, and the Primera Division, may have been her best ever.
Even though she missed a few games due to injury, she still managed to score 20 goals in 19 league games to tie Brazilian Geyse Ferreira for the league’s top scorer award.
Ferreira made 27 appearances for Madrid CFF and netted the same number of goals. She scored spectacular goals, including a hat-trick and a double, against Real Sociedad, Valencia, Villarreal, and Real Betis. In her lone appearance in the Copa de la Reina, she scored a goal against Real Madrid. Perhaps her squad was successful. Barcelona prevented her team from winning a quadruple by defeating Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.
She didn’t score a goal for the Super Falcons throughout the time period under consideration, therefore she didn’t have much of an influence internationally. She suffered a medial collateral ligament strain in Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to South Africa in Rabat, which made matters worse and necessitated her withdrawal from the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022. Oshoala is the fourth Nigerian woman to win the women’s version of after Mercy Akide (2001), Nkwocha (2004, 2005, 2010 & 2011), and Cynthia Uwak.
This makes her the first African to win the prestigious prize a record-setting five times, surpassing Perpetua Nkwocha, who had previously received it four times. Oshoala’s 2021–22 campaign, in which she assisted her Spanish team in winning the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, the Copa de la Reina, and the Primera Division, may have been her best ever.
Full list of CAF awards Winners & nominees
Club of the Year
Wydad AC Winner
Al Ahly SC
Player of the Year
Sadio Mané Winner
Édouard Osoque Mendy
Youth Player of the Year
Pape Matar Sarr Winner
Goal of the Year
Pape Ousmane Sakho Winner
Zouhair El Moutaraji
Women Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala Winner
Men’s Coach of the Year
Aliou Cissé Winner
Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis Winner
Women’s Club of the Year
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies F.C. Winner
Hasaacas Ladies F.C.
Women Youth Player of the Year
Evelyn Badu Winner
Women Interclub Player of the Year
Evelyn Badu Winner
Team of the Year
Senegal national football team Winner
Egypt national football team
Cameroon national football team