06 January 2017

Africa's finest players

Abuja saw plenty of African football stars tonight. The Nigerian capital hosted a anniversary - 25 years from the CAF awards. Tonight they were assigned in 13 categories, and the lucky winners are: 
Nigeria took the title of the women's national team of the year, while from men's side that prize went to the Uganda national team. The South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns has been voted club of the year, and its manager Pitso Mosimane is coach of the year. Youth player of the year belonged to Nigerian Alex Iwobi, whilst another Nigerian player, Kelechi Iheanacho is crowned the most promised talent. Best female footballer in the women's player of the year category is Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria. Only 46 votes differs the trio in African player of the year - based in Africa title: with 206 in third place is Zambia's Rainford Kalaba, Khama Billiat is runner up from Zimbabwe, 228 and the winner is Denis Onyango from Uganda who gathered 252 votes. In the main category, African player of the year, the difference between the trio is huge with 175 points: Senegalese Sadio Mane has collected 186 votes, with 313 points is the footballer from Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the victor is from Algeria - Riyad Mahrez with 361 points.
There were also prizes for: referee, football leader of the year, legend award, platinum award plus the announcement of the Africa finest XI.


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