Tau, Ellis and Van Wyk nominated for CAF Awards

Percy Tau (Gallo Images)
Percy Tau (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau, Banyana Banyana's Desiree Ellis, Janine van Wyk and Thembi Kgatlana have all been nominated for the 2018 CAF Awards.

Tau who is on loan at Union Saint Gilloise from English Premiership side Brighton & Hove Albion, is nominated for African Player of the Year alongside former team-mate Dennis Onyango.

Banyana Banyana head-coach Desiree Ellis is nominated for Women's Coach of the Year after leading her side to the AFCON final, and subsequently World Cup qualification.

Ellis also, is the only woman nominated in the Women's Coach of the Year category.

While Banyana captain Janine van Wyk has been nominated alongside national team-mate Thembi Kgatlana for the Women's African Player of the Year.

Banyana are also nominated for the Women's Team of the Year award.

African Player of the Year nominees:
 
Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif), Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al Nassr), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal), Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax), Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance), Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune), Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe), Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot), Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance), Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax), Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton), Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Jean Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic), Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto) Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool), Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria), Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint Gilloise), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance), Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint Étienne), Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly), Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto), Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance).

Women's African Player of the Year nominees:

Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria &
Dilian Quanjian), Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande), Chrestinah Thembi
Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash), Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp), Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign) Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & C
SKA Moskow), Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy Lorraine), Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang), Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens), Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United), Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning).

Men's Coach of the Year nominees:

Corentin Martins (Mauritania), Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo), Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic), Moine Chaabani (Esperance), Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar), Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly), Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif), Herve Renard (Morocco), Aliou Cisse (Senegal), Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

Women's Coach of the Year nominees:

Bruce Mwape (Zambia), Desiree Ellis (South Africa), Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon), Saloum Houssein (Mali), Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria).

Men's National Team of the Year nominees:

Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Women's National Team of the Year nominees:

Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa.

The winners will be announced on January 8, 2019, at an awards gala in Senegal.

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