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Pitso & Gomes Named Africa’s Best

Pitso Mosimane and referee Victor Gomes were named best coach and best referee on the African continent by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

The IFFHS has released its annual awards winners and Mosimane as well Gomes won big in their respective categories.

Mosimane was named Best Club Coach on the continent after his fine performances with Al Ahly saw him lift back-to-back CAF Champions League titles.

Gomes, meanwhile, was named the Best Referee on the continent. The South African duo were honoured alongside Mohamed Salah, who was named CAF Player of the Year and Edouard Mendy, who won the African Goalkeeper of the Year gong.

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi won the National Team Coach of the Year award and Riyad Mahrez was named Playermaker of the Year.

Former Ajax Cape Town striker Lassina Traore was named Best Young Player on the continent after shining for Shakthar in Ukraine.

Below are all IFFHS awards winners:

Best Men’s Player in CAF 2021: 

Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)

Best Goalkeeper: 

Edouard MENDY (Senegal/Chelsea FC)

Best Club Coach: 

Pitso MOSIMANE (South Africa/Al Ahly SC)

Best National Coach:

Djamel BELMADI (Algeria)

Best Playmaker:

Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria/Manchester City FC)

Best Referee:

Victor GOMES (South Africa)

Best Young Player (U20):

Lassina TRAORE  (Burkina Faso/Shakhar Donetsk)

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