Both football players had a spectacular performances with their clubs this season.
Rabat – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has listed several Moroccan football players among its 2019 CAF Awards nominees.
The nominees are in competition for the African Player of the Year award, the highest continental individual accolade for African footballers.
Hakimi will also compete for the African Youth layer of the Year award.
Both Hakimi, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, and Ziyech, who plays for Ajax Amsterdam have spent spectacular seasons with their European clubs. The two Moroccans have established the best in their respective positions worldwide.
In addition to Ziyech and Hakimi, several other Moroccan players are competing for other CAF awards this year.
The nominees list includes Wydad of Casablanca’s playmaker Walid El Karti, who is competing for the African Interclubs Player of the year award along with his teammate Ismael El Haddan.
Mounir Jaouani, former coach of RS Berkane, a club in the Moroccan first division, is competing for the African Men’s Coach of the Year award.
Last year’s CAF awards’ nominee list also included Moroccans, including Hakimi, and Ziyech.
Hakimi received “Youth Player of the Year” last year, while Fouzi Lekjaa, the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), won the “Federation President of the Year“ award.
CAF also awarded Morocco’s former head coach Herve Renard “Men’s Coach of the Year.”