Caf confirm return of African awards.

Sadio Mane with the award he won in 2019

Confederation of African Football – CAF has confirmed the return of African football awards and set date of 21st July 2022.

The awards will be held in Morocco at a time when Women Africa Cup of Nations would be taking place.

The awarding of the best outstanding African players was last held in 2019 and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane won the most prestigious award of African player of the year.

The two years, the awarding have not been taking place to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As in previous editions, there will be several categories to be presented, in addition to the coveted prizes: Player of the Year (Men & Women).

Other categories are include Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Goal of the Year.

The winners will be decided by votes from captains and coaches of the Member Associations, selected journalists, CAF Technical Study Group and CAF Legends.

The period under review is from September 2021 until June 2022.

The previous edition of the CAF Awards was held 2019 in Hurghada, Egypt.

Senegalese forward Sadio Mane and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala scooped the African Player of the Year Men and Women respectively.

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