Nigeria scooped four awards at the 25th edition of the Glo-CAF Awards held Thursday night in Abuja.
The Super Falcons opened the floor on the night as they emerged winner in the Women’s National Team of the Year category. The Nigerian Ladies finished ahead of Cameroon and South Africa.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi were also winners as the Super Eagles duo won the Most Promising Talent and the Youth Player of the Year Award respectively.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, received the awards on behalf of the Arsenal and Manchester City stars who were absent at the ceremony due to club engagements.
Asisat Oshoala capped up the glittering night for Nigeria as she was voted as Women’s Player of the Year.
The Arsenal Ladies forward was also quite phenomenal in the period under review for both her London club and the Super Falcons.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was also honoured with the CAF Platinum award.
Full list of winners
African Player of the Year
Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City) – WINNER
Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)
Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) Winner
Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe)
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies) – Winner
Elizabeth ADDO (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik)
Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon & Rossyanka)
Most Promising Talent
Elia MESCHAK (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City) – Winner
Naby KEITA (Guinea & RB Leipzig)
Youth Player of the Year
Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal) (Winner)
Eric AYIAH (Ghana and Charity FC)
Sandra OWUSU-ANSAH (Ghana and Supreme Ladies)
Coach of the Year
Florent IBENGE (DR Congo national team)
Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns) (Winner)
Florence OMAGBEMI (Nigeria women’s national team)
Club of the Year
Mamelodi Sundowns (Winner)
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Referee of the Year
Bakary Papa GASSAMA (Winner)
Ghead Zaglol GRISHA
Football Leader of the Year
Manuel LOPES NASCIMENTO, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation
Laurent POKOU, Former player of Cote d’Ivoire
Emilienne MBANGO, Former player of Cameroon