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Banyana coach Ellis nominated for top CAF award

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Cape Town - Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has been nominated for the CAF African Women's Coach of the Year award.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed the nominations on Twitter with Banyana Banyana star forward Thembi Kgatlana also making the shortlist for the African Women's Player of the Year award.

Banyana Banyana have the chance to be crowned the best Women's team on the continent with Cameroon and Nigeria also vying for the African Women's Team of the Year gong.

The awards evening will take place in Egypt on January 7, 2020.

CAF AWARDS NOMINATIONS:

African Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

African Women’s Player of the Year

Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)

African Interclubs Player of the Year

Anice Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)

Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek)

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal)

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille)

African Men’s Coach of the Year

Aliou Cisse (Senegal - Senegal)

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria - Algeria)

Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia - Esperance)

African Women’s Coach of the Year

Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

African Men’s National Team of the Year

Algeria

Madagascar

Senegal

African Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

South Africa

Nigeria

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien

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