Last updated on December 9th, 2023 at 04:58 pm
Unveiling CAF Awards 2023: Witness African football’s pinnacle. Victor Osimhen, Mohammed Salah, and Achraf Hakimi lead the men’s charge, while Asisat Oshoala, Thembi Kgatlana, and Barbara Banda shine in the women’s category. Explore the voting process and join the celebration of exceptional talent on the global stage. Football fraternity, gear up for the stellar contributions of African players shining bright!
As the anticipation for the CAF Awards 2023 intensifies, the football world is excited over the revelation of the top three nominees in each category by the Confederation of African Football. The final list promises a talent showdown, with global African stars dominating the scene and leaving an indelible mark on the football landscape.
Men’s Category: Victor Osimhen, Mohammed Salah, and Achraf Hakimi Lead the Charge In CAF Awards 2023
In the highly anticipated men’s category, the spotlight falls on the extraordinary performances of three exceptional players who have made an unbeatable impact on the football pitch.
1. Victor Osimhen – Nigeria’s Goal Maestro
Leading the pack is Victor Osimhen, the prolific Nigerian forward who recently clinched the ‘Best Player 2023′ award from the Italian Footballers’ Association. Osimhen’s remarkable feat of scoring 31 goals in the previous season, coupled with his current tally of 6 goals, makes him a formidable contender for the coveted CAF award.
2. Mohammed Salah – Liverpool’s Egyptian Dynamo
Joining Osimhen is Liverpool’s revered winger, Mohammed Salah. The Egyptian sensation has consistently dazzled football enthusiasts and currently holds the position of the second-highest scorer in the Premier League this season. Salah’s exceptional skills and goal-scoring prowess position him as a strong contender for the prestigious award.
3. Achraf Hakimi – Moroccan Maestro from PSG
Completing the trio is Moroccan talent Achraf Hakimi, a key player for the French powerhouse Paris Saint Germain. Hakimi played a pivotal role in guiding the Atlas Lions of Morocco to the semi-finals in the last World Cup. His contributions on the field have earned him a well-deserved spot among the top three contenders.
Women’s Category: Asisat Oshoala, Thembi Kgatlana, and Barbara Banda Shine
The women’s category promises an equally thrilling competition, with three exceptional athletes who have demonstrated exemplary skills and dedication.
1. Asisat Oshoala – Nigeria’s Football Prodigy
Hailing from Nigeria, Asisat Oshoala, who dons the colors of Barcelona, stands out as a football prodigy. Oshoala’s stellar performances for both club and country have earned her a spot among the top nominees. Her achievements underscore her impact on the global stage.
2. Thembi Kgatlana – South Africa’s Dynamic Force
South African sensation Thembi Kgatlana, currently playing for Racing Louisville, brings dynamism and skill to the forefront. Kgatlana’s contributions to her club and the South African national team have not gone unnoticed, placing her among the elite contenders for the CAF award.
3. Barbara Banda – Zambia’s Powerhouse
Zambia’s Barbara Banda, representing Shanghai Shengli, completes the trio of remarkable women vying for the top honor. Banda’s prowess on the football field, coupled with her achievements in international competitions, solidifies her standing as a powerhouse in women’s football.
The Voting Process: A Fair and Inclusive Decision
The final winners in each category are determined through a meticulous voting process involving key stakeholders in the football community. The CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, head coaches, captains, and clubs engaged in the group stages of interclub competitions all contribute to the decision-making process.
The CAF Awards 2023 promises a celebration of exceptional talent and a recognition of the stellar contributions of African football stars on the global stage. As the football fraternity eagerly awaits the unveiling of the winners, the final list stands as a testament to the prowess of African players who continue to shine bright in the world of football.