The Confederation African Football has announced the shortlists for the various categories for the 2018 Awards.
The shortlisted nominees were decided by votes from the members of the CAF Technical & Development Committee.
Thomas Partey failed to make 10-man shortlist for the African player of the year category.
However, Golden Boot winner at Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup, Mukarama Abdulai and Black Queens ace Portia Boakye are in the running for Women’s player of the year award.
The final phase will involve votes from CAF Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, and Coaches & Captains of the 54 Member Associations.
The Awards Gala, to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
African Player of the Year
- Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
- Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
- Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
- Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
- Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
- Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
- Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
- Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
- Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
Women’s Player of the Year
- Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
- Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
- Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
- Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
- Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
- Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
- Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
- Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
- Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
- Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
- Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
Youth Player of the Year
- Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
- Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)
- Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Men’s Coach of the Year
- Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
- Herve Renard (Morocco)
- Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
Women’s Coach of the Year
- Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
- Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
- Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
Men’s National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
- South Africa