Evelyn Badu, Doris Boaduwaa named in CAF Awards final list

Accra, July 15, GNA – Ghana’s top players, Evelyn Badu and Doris Boaduwaa have made the final shortlist in Africa’s top women players for the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Awards 2022 top prize.

The annual awards will be held on Thursday, 21 July in Rabat, Morocco.

The two influential players received nominations in Player of the Year, Inter Club player of the Year, and Young Player of the Year categories.

Badu and Boaduwaa, who played a vital role in Ghana’s qualification to the 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica will battle it out with nine other top players in Africa for the coveted prize.

Whilst the list released by CAF comprises of 10 nominees for both Women’s Player of the Year and Women’s Interclub Player of the Year.

The Women’s Young Player of the Year and Women’s Club of the Year has five nominees apiece.

Also, Hasaacas Ladies’ coach, Yussif Basigi who won multiple trophies last season including the WAFU Zone B Women’s Champions league qualification, second runner-up in CAF Women’s Champions league, Women’s Premier League and Women’s FA Cup in Ghana was nominated in the Coach of the Year category whilst Hasaacas Ladies was nominated for the Club of the Year award.

The former Ghana’s Black Queens and Black Princesses Head Coach would compete against 10 other coaches for the Coach of the Year category after taking into consideration the group phase matches at the ongoing TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022.

The winners of each category will be decided by a voting panel made up of CAF Technical Committee, media representatives, head coaches and captains of Member Associations and clubs involved at the group stage of the Interclub competitions for the 2021/22 season.

Herein the full list

Player of the Year (Women)

Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Alvaldsnes)

Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas)

Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco & AS FAR)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Bambanani Mbane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Atletico Madrid/Racing Louisville)

Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan)

Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Bambanani Mbanie (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Andisiwe Mgcoyi (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Evelyn Badu (Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)

Doris Boaduwaa (Sekondi Hasaacas)

Ghizlane Chebbak (AS FAR)

Sanaa Mssoudy (AS FAR)

Fatima Tagnaout (AS FAR)

Rose Bella (Malabo Kings)

Gift Monday (River Angels/FC Robo)

Young Player of the Year (Women)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)

Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)

Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)

Gift Monday (Nigeria & River Angels/FC Robo)

Flourish Sebastine (Nigeria & Bayelsa Queens)

Coach of the Year (Women)

Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Botswana)

Gabriel Zabo (Cameroon)

Yusif Basigi (Hasaacas Ladies)

Reynald Pedros (Morocco)

Randy Waldrum (Nigeria)

Serigne Amar Mousse Niang Cisse (Senegal)

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Samir Landolsi (Tunisia)

Bruce Mwape (Zambia)

Club of the Year (Women)

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Sekondi Hasaacas (Ghana)

AS FAR (Morocco)

Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea)

Rivers Angels (Nigeria)

Source: Ghana News Agency