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Sundowns, Ellis & 6 SA Stars Up For CAF Awards

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis and six South African stars have made the final nominations for the 2022 Women’s CAF Awards.

With Sundowns Ladies scooping a treble and the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League title it’s no surprise to see their players dominate the lists this year.

Bambanani Mbane, Andisiwe Mgcoyi and goalkeeper Andile Dlamini have made the final ten for the inter-club Player of the Year, while the Banyana stopper has also made the list for the outright Player of the Year.

She’s joined by teammates, Thembi Kgatlana, Refiloe Jane and Ellis has received the nod for another Coach of the Year honour, having already won it back-to-back in 2018 and 2019.

The Banyana boss is currently leading her troops at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations where they face Tunisia in the quarter-finals this evening, with a place at the 2023 FIFA World Cup at stake.

Nominees listed in full:

Player of the Year (Women):

  • 路 Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)
  • 路 Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Alvaldsnes)
  • 路 Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas)
  • 路 Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco & AS FAR)
  • 路 Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
  • 路 Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 路 Bambanani Mbane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 路 Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Atletico Madrid/Racing Louisville)
  • 路 Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan)
  • 路 Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

  • 路 Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 路 Bambanani Mbanie (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 路 Andisiwe Mgcoyi (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 路 Evelyn Badu (Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)
  • 路 Doris Boaduwaa (Sekondi Hasaacas)
  • 路 Ghizlane Chebbak (AS FAR)
  • 路 Sanaa Mssoudy (AS FAR)
  • 路 Fatima Tagnaout (AS FAR)
  • 路 Rose Bella (Malabo Kings)
  • 路 Gift Monday (River Angels/FC Robo)

Young Player of the Year (Women)

  • 路 Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)
  • 路 Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)
  • 路 Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)
  • 路 Gift Monday (Nigeria & River Angels/FC Robo)
  • 路 Flourish Sebastine (Nigeria & Bayelsa Queens)

Coach of the Year (Women)

  • 路 Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Botswana)
  • 路 Gabriel Zabo (Cameroon)
  • 路 Yusif Basigi (Hasaacas Ladies)
  • 路 Reynald Pedros (Morocco)
  • 路 Randy Waldrum (Nigeria)
  • 路 Serigne Amar Mousse Niang Cisse (Senegal)
  • 路 Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
  • 路 Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 路 Samir Landolsi (Tunisia)
  • 路 Bruce Mwape (Zambia)

Club of the Year (Women)

  • 路 Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
  • 路 Sekondi Hasaacas (Ghana)
  • 路 AS FAR (Morocco)
  • 路 Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea)
  • 路 Rivers Angels (Nigeria)

The national team of the year has no nominations due to the absence of a major competition during the selection criteria period but a decision will be made on the performances of the ongoing WAFCON in Morocco, where the awards will be held on 21 July in Rabat – but the specific honour will be announced at the final two days later.

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