Under the supervision of the President and First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr. Ahmad Ahmad and Mr. Kwasi Nyantekyi respectively, the short list for the various categories of awards were revealed toda; The Aiteo CAF Awards 2017.
The event took place at the Moveinpick Hotel in Accra. Present were almost all the big names associated with Ghana Football; Mr. James Kwasi Appiah, coach of the Black Stars and his assistant Maxwell Konadu, former African best player, Ibrahim Sunday, Sammy Osei Kuffour of Bayern Munich fame, former President of Ghana Football Association, Alhaji MND Jawula and a host of others were all present at the unveiling ceremony.
The shortlists for the topmost award, African Player of the Year, were unveiled by Ex-Ghana defender, Sammy Kuffour.
The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.
Below are the top three (Nominees are listed in alphabetical order);
African Player of the Year
· Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
· Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)
· Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Women’s Player of the Year
· Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)
· Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies)
· Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)
Youth Player of the Year
· Krepin Diatta (Senegal & Sarpsborg)
· Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)
· Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars)
Coach of the Year
· Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
· Hector Cuper (Egypt)
· L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)
Club of the Year
· Al Ahly
· TP Mazembe
· Wydad Athletic Club
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
· Ghana U-20
· Nigeria U-20
· South Africa