The CAF Awards are still looking good for Banyana Banyana after the team and two of their key cogs were named on the shortlist for the ceremony next month.
While the likes of Percy Tau and Pitso Mosimane failed to make the cut for the final few for their respective awards, Banyana will be well represented in Egypt in January.
While the South African national women’s team are in the final five for the Women’s National Team of the Year, their leader, Desiree Ellis, is in the running for Women’s Coach of the Year, and World Cup hero, Thembi Kgatlana, is up for the Women’s Player of the Year.
All three categories sees the South Africans pitted against tough opposition from around the continent, although they are no stranger to their situation having all won the same gong in the last two years.
Here’s the full nominees for their categories:
Women’s National Team of the Year
2. Côte d'Ivoire
4. South Africa
Women’s Coach of the Year
1. Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)
2. Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
3. Clementine Toure (Côte d'Ivoire)
4. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
5. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
Women’s Player of the Year
1. Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga)
2. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
3. Gabrielle Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)
4. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
5. Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)
The ceremony will take place on Tuesday the 7th January 2020 at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt.