7 Cameroonian players will be up for recognition at the 2019 CAF award ceremony previewed for January 7 2020.
in the category of youth player of the year 2019’s most valuable player of the U17 AFCON Steve Mvoue who helped his side to lifting the trophy in Tanzania will be eyeing his chances against top challengers like Samuel Chukueze, Achraf Hakimi, Victor Osihem amongst 12 others.
The youngster says he is elated to have been nominated as one of Africa’s best.
In the group for the men’s African player of the year shortlist, the 30 man list carries the names of 2 bright Cameroonians as Ajax’s’ short stopper and nominee for the 2019 puskas award Andre Onana makes the shortlist alongside his compatriot Eric Maxime Choupo Moting of Paris Saint Germaine. They are up against top challengers like Mohammed Salah of Liverpool Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as well as Rihad Mahrez of Algeria and man city.
As far as the ladies category is concerned Cameroon has 2 players in the running for women’s player of the year as valerengers top striker Nchout Ajara who has helped them qualify for champions league football next season with her over a dozen and a half goals is in alongside CSKA moocows Gabrielle Aboudi Oungene and current captain of the indomitable lionesses. The super falcons and current African champs have 3 nominees while South Africa presents 2 one of whom is Thembi Kgatlana.
Frank Kom after winning 2 CAF confederations cup with Esperance of Tunis before moving to Al-Rayyan SC has been put up as one of the 20 candidates to win the inter club player of the year award.
While coach Alan Djeumfa of Cameroon faces top challenge from Desiree Elise of South Africa as well as Thomas dennerby of Nigeria and current AWCON champion. However Coach Djeumfa and his girls are still in the running for the Olympics which puts him on pole position for the award. and last but not least the female national squad has been selected as one of the best in the continent with Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and cote divoire for the 2019 CAF Awards.
John Paul Sama