CAF Awards: Hollywood Actor Boris Kodjoe and Drogba Light Up The Stage, As Salah Clinches The Best Player Award.


African football legend Didier Drogba and Hollywood actor Boris Kodjoe were some of the main attractions at the CAF Awards’ ceremony that held in Accra on Thursday, January 4.

Drogba and Kodjoe who is of Ghanaian descent hosted the award ceremony which held at the Conference Centre in Accra.

While Drogba hosted with popular sportscaster Carol Tshabalala, Kodjoe was on stage duties with his wife Nicole Ari Parker.

Other notable personalities present include; football legend Samuel Eto’o, Emmanuel Amunike, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, President of world governing football body FIFA – Gianni Infantino and Clar Weah wife of African football legend and President-elect of Liberia George Weah.

Ace African music stars like; Tiwa Savage, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Phyno, Olamide and Wizkid were also present at the ceremony where they took turns to wow the audience.
It was Nigerian music superstar Wizkid who closed the ceremony with a performance of his 2014 hit song ‘Ojuelegba’.

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad kicked off the ceremony with his opening speech before President Afufo-Addo also mounted the stage to give his welcome speech.

Clar Weah also came on stage to receive the platinum award to Liberia Head of state George Weah.
The award was shared with Ghana’s Head of state Nana Akufo-Addo and presented to CAF President Ahmad.

The Complete Awards

Player of the Year

1. Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG)

2. Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool/ENG)

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon,Borussia Dortmund/GER)

Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Dalian Quanjian/CHN)

Youth Player of the Year

Patson Daka (Zambia, Liefering/AUT)

Coach of the Year

Hector Cuper (Egypt)

National Team of the Year


Women’s National Team of the Year

South Africa

African Club of the Year

Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)

Africa’s Finest XI

Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia, Etoile Sahel)

Ahmed Fathy (Egypt, Al Ahly)

Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast, Manchester Utd/ENG)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia, Al Ahly/EGY)

Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco, Wydad Casablanca)

Karim el Ahmadi (Morocco, Feyenoord/NED)

Junior Ajayi (Nigeria, Al Ahly/EGY)

Achraf Bencharki (Morocco, Wydad Casablanca)

Khalid Boutaib (Morocco, Yeni Malatyaspor/TUR)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG)

Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia, Esperance).


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