Cairo - A Moroccan coach and three Moroccan players are in the 2017 CAF Awards shortlists.
Cairo – A Moroccan coach and three Moroccan players are in the 2017 CAF Awards shortlists.
Wydad Casablanca’s coach, L’Hussein Amoutta, will compete for the award of Coach of the Year, while Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord) has been named in the shortlist of African Player of the Year.
The shortlist of Player of the Year (based in Africa) includes Achraf Bencharki and Mohamed Ounnajem, who both play for Wydad Casablanca.
Eleven (11) players made the cut for the Player of the Year and Ten (10) for the Player of the Year (Based in Africa) after votes from members of the CAF Technical & Development Committee, CAF Media Experts Panel and Independent Media and TV Consultants, from the initial 30-man list, the Confederation of African Football said in a release published on its website.
The second and final phase will involve Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations taking part in the voting exercise and ten members from the Independent Media and TV Consultants group.
For the first time, captains of the senior men’s national teams of the affiliated National Associations will also take part in decision making process of the African Player of the Year and Player of the Year (Based in Africa), the source added.
Wydad is also in the shortlist for Club of the Year.
The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.