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Written by Published in Foreign February 20 2020 0

Nigeria’s representative at the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League, Rivers Hoopers have been drawn in the Nile Conference alongside Zamalek of Egypt, Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia, Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo, Forces Armes et Police Basketball (FAP) of Cameroon and Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda.


Written by Published in Foreign February 15 2020 0

Manchester City have been banned from European club competition for the next two seasons after being found to have committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's club licensing and financial fair play regulations.


Written by Published in Foreign February 03 2020 0

NOVAK DJOKOVIC has defended his Australian Open crown after winning a 17th Grand Slam.


Written by Published in Foreign January 30 2020 0

Novak Djokovic is through to his eighth Melbourne final after easing past old rival Roger Federer on Thursday.


Written by Published in Foreign January 24 2020 0

The fifth day of the Australian Open saw 15-year-old Coco Gauff re-emerge and stun defending champion Naomi Osaka in a brutal display in Melbourne.


Written by Published in Foreign January 13 2020 0

SERENA WILLIAMS won her first title in three years and first since becoming a mother with victory over JESSICA PEGULA at the Auckland Classic.


Written by Published in Foreign January 11 2020 0

Jurgen Klopp has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for December 2019.


Written by Published in Foreign January 08 2020 0

Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala were crowned as African Player of the Year and African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards 2019 held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Resort in Hurghada, Egypt.

The 28th edition of the CAF Awards celebrated African footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during 2019.

Mane was crowned the African Player of the Year, polling 477 votes ahead of his Liverpool teammate Mohamd Salah, 325 votes and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez, 267 votes.

Mane, collected the prize from CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and said: “I'm very happy and proud to win this award. I thank my teammates at the Senegal national team and also my club, Liverpool for their support".

For the Women’s category, Oshoala was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time, equalling the record of her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha. She garnered 351 votes, 30 more than Cameroonian forward Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana, who had 247 votes.

For the Interclub of the Year, Youcef Belaili won the prize following his stellar performance for his club X in the CAF Champions League with Esperance.

The Youth Player of the Year award went to Moroccan Achraf Hakimi whilst Djamel Belmadi and Desiree Ellis picked the Coach of the Year male and female respectively.

Tanzanian afro-pop star, Diamond Platinumz thrilled the audience with a live show of his music that saw the guests dancing in their seats.

Lebanese group Mayyas, winners of the 2019 edition of Arabs Got Talent, a television reality show, enchanted the audience with their choreography skills.

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o partnered Egyptian Mariam Amin as presenters of the ceremony and was assisted by Moroccan Fayrouz Al Karawani as special guests Egyptian Minister of Sport Ashraf Sobhy, FIFA and CAF Legends were treated to a wonderful evening.

Award Winners

African Player of the Year

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

 

African Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

 

African Interclubs Player of the Year

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

 

African Youth Player of the Year

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

 

African Men’s Coach of the Year

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria - Algeria)

 

African Women’s Coach of the Year

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

 

African Men’s National Team of the Year

Algeria

 

 

African Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

 

Club President of the Year

Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)

Federation of the Year

Egyptian Football Association

 

Goal of the Year

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria vs Nigeria, Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 semi final)

Special Award

Kojovi Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)

 

 

CAF-Fifpro Best XI

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana

Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly

Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech

Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


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