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Kenya's Harambee Stars nominated for Caf team of the year Award

3:59 PM MYT 30/11/2018
Kenya and Harambee Stars squad v Ethiopia.
No Kenyan player made it into the 34-mam list of the Caf player of the year nominees

Kenya’s Harambee Stars have been nominated for the Caf team of the year Award.

Kenya will battle for the top honors with East African neighbors Uganda, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania and Zimbabwe.

However, no Kenyan player made it into the 34-man list of the Caf player of the year nominees, same as Coach Sebastien Migne, who is conspicuously missing from the list of coach of the year.

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah and his Liverpool counterparts Sadio Mane and Naby Keita top the Afria player of teh year list that also has Ugandan international goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who plies his trade with Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.

Other notable nominees are Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire), Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City, Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa, who is attached to Al-Nassr.

Meanwhile, Harambee Starlets missed the women's nomination despite posting some positive result in the run-up to the Awcon finals. The women’s list is headed by African champions South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria.

Ful list of nominees:

Men’s national team of the year: Guinea Bissau, Kenya,  Madagascar, Mauritania,  Uganda, Zimbabwe

Women’s national team of the year: Cameroon, Ghana, Mali , Nigeria, South Africa

Women’s coach of the year:  Bruce Mwape (Zambia), Desiree Ellis, (South Africa),  Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon), Saloum Houssein (Mali), Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

Men’s coach of the year: Corentin Martins (Mauritania), Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo), Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic), Moine Chaabani (Esperance), Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar), Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly), Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif), Herve Renard (Morocco), Aliou Cisse (Senegal), Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

African Player of the year : Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif),  Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr ), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal), Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax), Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance), Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune), Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe), Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot), Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance), Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax), Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton), Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic, Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto), Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool), Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria), Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance), Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne), Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly), Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto), Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance)

Women’s African player of the year:  Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian), Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande),  Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash), Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp),  Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign),  Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow),  Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash),  Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine), Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang),  Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens), Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United), Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)

 Youth player of the year:  Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd), Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City), Andre Onana (Cameroon & Aax),  Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes), Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic), Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)