Top African football talent converged in Marrakech, Morocco, for the CAF awards held on Monday (Dec. 11).
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen clinched the prestigious title of the best African male player of the year. His stellar performances were highlighted by securing victory in the Italian Serie A with Napoli. Osimhen’s achievement marks the first Nigerian win since Nwankwo Kanu’s triumph in 1999.
Lagos-born Asisat Oshoala clinched the best female African player of the year award for the sixth time. Her contributions to Barcelona and the Nigerian national women’s team underscored her remarkable year.
Morocco’s head coach, Walid Regragui, was honored as the best African male coach of the year following his historic campaign during the World Cup.
In the women’s category, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis emerged victorious and claimed the prestigious award.
The men’s club of the year was awarded to Al Ahly, the winner of the African Champions League. On the women’s side, the Mamelodi Sundowns secured the accolade.
The Super Falcons, Nigeria’s women’s national team, received the Women’s National Team of the Year award for their impressive display at the World Cup. Although they exited the tournament in the round of 16 with a loss to finalists England, their overall performance was commendable.
Notably, Morocco’s national team secured the Men’s National Team of the Year award. They achieved a historic milestone in Qatar, becoming the first African squad to reach the semi-finals at a World Cup—an outstanding feat that earned them recognition.