The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has named the nominees for the 2017 CAF Awards, with Nigeria getting three of the nominees. This was made known by the federation on its website.
The categories include Women’s Player of the Year, National Team of the Year Men & Women, Youth Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year and Referee of the Year.
The Super Eagles have been nominated for the National Team of the Year, along with Cameroon, Egypt, Zambia Under-20 and Mali Under-17, while Nigeria Women’s Under-20 team, the Falconets, are in the running for Women’s National Team of the Year.
The Nigerian National Team, coached by German Gernot Rohr, were the first African country to qualify for next summer’s football festival in Russia with a game to spare after beating Zambia on match day five.
Former Arsenal and Liverpool striker Asisat Oshoala will be hoping to defend her African Women’s Footballer of the Year crown, she has been nominated once again. The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2018 in Accra, Ghana.