Banyana, Kgatlana fly SA flag
Posted: 18 December 2017 Time: 01:07 pm
The final shortlist of nominees for the 2017 CAF Awards has been released, with Banyana Banyana and Chrestina Kgatlana South Africa's only representatives.
Banyana were named alongside Ghana and the Nigeria's Under-20 teams in the top three for the Women's National Team of the Year award, following their COSAFA Women's Championship victory in September.
Desire Ellis's side went unbeaten at the showpiece in Zambia, where they were crowned regional champions for a fourth time after defeating Zimbabwe 2-1 in the final.
Banyana forward Kgatlana also made it into the final three nominees for the Women's Player of the Year prize, after she picked up the player of the tournament award at the COSAFA championships.
Meanwhile, SuperSport United missed out on the final three nominees for the Men's Team of the Year award, as Al Ahly, TP Mazembe and Wydad Casablance made the cut.
Former Amajita striker Luther Singh also missed out on the final list of nominees for the Youth Player of the Year award.
Mohammed Salah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane made the final cut for the major honour of African Player of the Year.
The awards gala will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.
Full list of nominees:
Women's National Team of the Year:
Club of the Year:
Men's National Team of the Year:
Coach of the Year:
Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
Hector Cuper (Egypt)
Hussein Amotta (Wydad Casablanca)
Youth Player of the Year:
Krepin Diatta (Senegal)
Patson Daka (Zambia)
Salam Giddou (Mali)
Women's Player of the Year:
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)
Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa)
Gabrielle Oguene (Cameroon)
African player of the Year:
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Gabon)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool, Senegal)