Egypt’s Ahly dominate in shortlists for CAF awards

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Cairo giants Ahly came strongly in all shortlists announced Wednesday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the annual men’s awards.

The CAF awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on 11 December 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco.

According to CAF’s official website, CAF technical experts, African football legends, and selected media representatives from different countries all contributed to selecting the nominees according to their performance in the period between November 2022 and September 2023.

African Champions League holders Ahly will be competing for the Club of the Year award alongside other nine teams.

Ahly’s skipper and goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy was also named among the nominees for the Goalkeeper of the Year award that was introduced by CAF for the first time ever.

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Six players of the Cairo giants were also among the nominees for the Interclub Player of the Year award which goes to the best player in the continent.

El-Shennawy will be competing for the prestigious award alongside Hussein El-Shahat, Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ali Maaloul, and Percy Tau.

Egyptian club Pyramids FC duo Mostafa Fathi and Fiston Mayele are also named in the list for the Interclub award.

The Reds, Ahly, were also represented by four players in the race for the African Player of the Year award, as Mohamed El-Shennawy, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim, and Percy Tau were included in the announced 30-man shortlist.

Liverpool star winger and Egypt skipper Mohamed Salah is also among the prominent names competing for the important prize.

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Finally, Ahly’s Swiss coach Marcel Koller will be competing also for the Coach of the Year award after his outstanding results with the team last season.

Here are the full lists of nominees according to CAF’s official website:

* Nominees for the Club of the Year award:
 
  1. CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
  2. USM Alger (Algeria)
  3. ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire)
  4. Ahly (Egypt)
  5. Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)
  6. Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
  7. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
  8. Marumo Gallants (South Africa)
  9. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
  10. Young Africans (Tanzania)

 

* Nominees for Goalkeeper of the Year award:
 
  1. Mohamed El-Shennawy (Egypt and Ahly)
  2. Yassine Bounou (Morocco & Al-Hilal)
  3. Andre Onana (Cameroon and Manchester United)
  4. Ronwen Williams (Sout Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  5. Edouard Mendy (Senegal and Ahly)
  6. Oussama Benbot (Algeria and USM Alger)
  7. Youssef El-Motie (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club)
  8. Djigui Diarra (Mali and Young Africans)
  9. Pape Mamadou Sy (Senegal and Generation Foot)
  10. Landing Badji (Senegal and AS Pikine)

 

* Nominees for Interclub Player of the Year award:
 
  1. Aymen Mahious (Algeria and USM Alger/Yverdon-Sport)
  2. Oussama Benbot (Algeria and USM Alger)
  3. Zineddine Belaid (Algeria and USM Alger)
  4. Fiston Mayele (DR Congo and Young Africans/Pyramids)
  5. Makabi Lilepo (DR Congo and Al-Hilal/Valenciennes)
  6. Hussein El Shahat (Egypt and Ahly)
  7. Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim (Egypt and Ahly)
  8. Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (Egypt and Ahly)
  9. Mohamed El-Shennawy (Egypt and Ahly)
  10. Mostafa Fathi (Egypt and Pyramids)
  11. Djigui Diarra (Mali and Young Africans)
  12. Yahia Attiyat Allah (Morocco and Wydad Club Athletic)
  13. Yahya Jabrane (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club)
  14. Youssef El-Motie (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club)
  15. Peter Shalulile (Namibia and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  16. Percy Tau (South Africa and Ahly)
  17. Ranga Chivaviro (South Africa and Marumo Gallants/Kaizer Chiefs)
  18. Ronwen Williams (South Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  19. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia and Ahly)
  20. Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Tunisia and Esperance Sportive de Tunis /Ferencvaros)

 

* Nominees for Player of the Year award:
 
  1. Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria and Borussia Dortmund)
  2. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Ahly)
  3. Edmond Tapsoba (Burkina Faso and Bayer Leverkusen)
  4. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon and SSC Napoli)
  5. Vincent Aboubacar (Cameroon and Besiktas)
  6. Ibrahima Sangare (Cote d’Ivoire and Nottingham Forest)
  7. Seko Fofana (Cote d’Ivoire and Al-Nassr)
  8. Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo and Olympique Marseille)
  9. Fiston Mayele (DR Congo and Pyramids)
  10. Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim (Egypt and Ahly)
  11. Mohamed Abdel-Moneim (Egypt and Ahly)
  12. Mohamed El-Shennawy (Egypt and Ahly)
  13. Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)
  14. Mohammed Kudus (Ghana and West Ham United)
  15. Thomas Partey (Ghana and Arsenal)
  16. Serhou Guirassy (Guinea and VfB Stuttgart)
  17. Yves Bissouma (Mali and Tottenham Hotspur)
  18. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain)
  19. Azzedine Ounahi (Morocco and Olympique Marseille)
  20. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco and Galatasaray)
  21. Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco and Manchester United)
  22. Yahya Jabrane (Morocco and Wydad Athletic Club)
  23. Yassine Bounou (Morocco and Al-Hilal)
  24. Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco and Sevilla)
  25. Peter Shalulile (Namibia and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  26. Victor Osimhen (Nigeria and SSC Napoli)
  27. Sadio Mane (Senegal and Al-Nassr)
  28. Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Tottenham Hotspur)
  29. Percy Tau (South Africa and Ahly)
  30. Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (Tunisia and Ferencvaros)

 

* Nominees for Coach of the Year award:
 
  1. Abdelhak Benchikha (USM Alger)
  2. Marcel Koller (Ahly)
  3. Juan Micha Obiang (Equatorial Guinea)
  4. Tom Saintfiet (The Gambia)
  5. Baciro Cande (Guinea Bissau)
  6. Amir Abdou (Mauritania)
  7. Walid Regragui (Morocco)
  8. Chiquinho Conde (Mozambique)
  9. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
  10. Pape Thiaw (Senegal – CHAN)

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