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Amin To Attend 2019 CAF Awards In Egypt

Francis Amin Paul, while in his office at SSFA HQ in Rock City. Photo: SSFA Media Team

The South Sudan Football Association President who also doubles as the CECAFA 1st Vice President Mr. Francis Amin Michael will grace the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony on Tuesday January 7th 2020 at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, in Egypt.

“I have been invited for the CAF Awards and I travel on Sunday,” Amin told before boarding the plane on Sunday 5th January 2020.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has picked four-time winner of the African Player of the Year Award Samuel Eto’o Fils as host of the ceremony.

The reigning African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and his teammate at Liverpool in England Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Algeria’s Riyad Mehrez (Manchester City) have been shortlisted for the top Award.

No player, coach or teams from the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) made the final list.

The award will be attended by all the confederations of Africa football (CAF) affiliated football Associations in the African continent.

The event will celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during 2019. There will also be several new award categories in recognition of exceptional contributions to African football and inspiring individuals.

The top three (3) contenders for all the categories are as follows (in alphabetical order):

African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

African Women’s Player of the Year

Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)

African Interclubs Player of the Year

Anice Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)

Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)

African Men’s Coach of the Year

Aliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal)

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)

Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia – Esperance)

African Women’s Coach of the Year

Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

African Men’s National Team of the Year




African Women’s National Team of the Year



South Africa

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