The 2018 CAF Awards ceremony is currently being held at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Center in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.
The awards’ night is the recognition of the best African players, clubs and national teams for the year 2018.
African Men’s Player of the Year
Salah is African Men’s Player of the Year 2018
African Women’s Player of the Year
Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana is African Women’s Player of the Year 2018
Africa’s best XI of the Year
Voted by players themselves, these are the best African players of 2018;
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi of Morocco is named African Youth Player of the Year 2018
Men’s Coach of the Year
Morocco coach Hervé Renard is the Men’s Coach of the Year 2018
African Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis is African Women’s Coach of the Year 2018 after leading the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to the final of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON)
Men’s Team of the Year
Mauritania are winners of this category after qualifying for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Women’s Team of the Year
The first award of the night is the Women’s Team of the Year. Nigeria’s Super Falcons who are the reigning African champions are winners.
To kick off the awards, CAF honoured some African football legends like Kanu Nwankwo (Nigeria), Goerge Weah (Liberia), Emmanuel Amuneke (Nigeria), Frédéric Kanouté (Mali), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Patrick M’Boma (Cameroon), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) Rashidi Yekini (Nigeria-repped by his daughter), Mo Salah (Egypt) and El Hadji Diouf (Senegal).