Edouard Mendy Makes CAF's Three-Man Final Shortlist | See List


The Governing football body in Africa, CAF have released the top three players for the African footballer of the Year Award.

Edouard Mendy
Edouard Mendy


The body released the list of players on its official Twitter account on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022. Bayern Munich's Sadio Mane, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Chelsea's Edouard Mendy are the three contenders for the award which will be going down on Thursday, July 21st, 2022.

Mane and Mendy, we're part of the final because of their participation for Senegal during the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted in Cameroon and helping the West Africa team qualify for the World Cup at the expense of the Pharaohs of Egypt. Salah was included in the final list for his performance in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League for Liverpool.

The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 21st, 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.

Player of the Year (Women)
Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)

Player of the Year (Men)
Edouard Mendy (Senegal & Chelsea)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)
Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Bambanani Mbanie (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)
Achraf Dari (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
Aliou Dieng (Mali & Al Ahly)
Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)

Young Player of the Year (Women)
Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies)
Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)
Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)

Young Player of the Year (Men)
Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United)
Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Tottenham Hotspur)

Coach of the Year (Women)

Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Reynald Pedros (Morocco)

Coach of the Year (Men)
Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
Carlos Queiroz (Egypt)
Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)

Club of the Year (Women)
AS FAR (Morocco)
Hasaacas Ladies (Ghana)
Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Club of the Year (Men)
Al Ahly (Egypt)
RS Berkane (Morocco)
Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

National Team of the Year (Men)

National Team of the Year (Women)
The winner will be announced on 23 July 2022 during the final match of the Women’s AFCON.

Goal of the Year
Gabadinho Mhango (Malawi & Orlando Pirates)
Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)
Zouhair El Moutaraji (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

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