2019 was not a great year for Nigerian football as most of the stars nominated for the CAF awards missed out.
The likes of Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze all missed the award.
Senegal’s Sadio Mané won the African Player of the Year after polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamd Salah, 325 votes and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez, 267 votes.
For the Youth Player Of The Year, Moroccan Achraf Hakimi took the prize ahead of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.
Ndidi missed out in the Africa’s Best XI.
The only Nigerian player to go home with an award is Asisat Oshoala who won African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time in the female category after polling 351 votes, 30 more than Cameroonian forward Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana, who had 247 votes.
Below is the full list of 2019 CAF Award Winners:
African Player of the Year
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
African Interclubs Player of the Year
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Men’s Coach of the Year
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)
African Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
African Men’s National Team of the Year
African Women’s National Team of the Year
Federation of the Year
Egyptian Football Association
Kojovi Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)
CAF Fifpro Best XI
Goalkeeper: Andre Onana
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang