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CAF Confirm Details For 2023 Awards

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed the details of the 2023 CAF Awards gala, which is set to take place in December.

The 2022 CAF Awards were held on 21 July 2022 at Mohammed VI Technical Centre in Rabat, Morocco and the 20223 edition will once again return tot eh North-African country.

Banyana coach Desiree Ellis was named CAF Women’s Coach of the Year, while Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies were voted CAF Women’s Club of the Year.

Sadio Mane won the main gong, his second African Footballer of Year title, with Asisat Oshoala being named Women’s Player of the Year.

On Tuesday, CAF confirmed this year’s awards will take place in December.

“The prestigious CAF Awards will make a welcome return on 11 December 2023 in Morocco to celebrate the stars of African football,” CAF stated via a release.

“After last year’s successful event hosted in the Moroccan capital of Rabat which saw Senegal inspirational forward Sadio Mane and Nigeria and Barcelona top striker Asisat Oshoala claim honours, the CAF Awards will feature some of Africa’s finest stars.

“CAF will communicate date and host city in due course.

“The awards will recognise the standout performers from club and country over the past year, with the highlight being the crowning of the CAF African Player of the Year in both the men’s and women’s category.

“Mane and Oshoala will face stiff competition from some of continent’s brightest stars who have shone in the last 12 months.”

Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto’o are the record winners in the men’s category, having won the award four times apiece – with Toure lifting it in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, while Eto’o won it in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.

In the women’s category, while Oshoala is the record winner after dominating the category in recent years, winning it in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022.

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