The awards will recognize the standout performers from club and country over the past year.
The 2023 CAF Awards will be taking place in Morocco on Monday 11 December to celebrate the continent’s best football players both abroad and in inter-club competitions.
The 2022 event, still hosted in Morocco, took place in June last year, leading to suggestions that it would take place mid-year again, but CAF has confirmed that the awards will be taking place in December.
15:50 - 25.07.2023
Kenyan representatives, Homeboyz will be making their debut in the competition.
Senegal’s inspirational forward Sadio Mane and Nigeria and Barcelona's top striker Asisat Oshoala are the reigning African Player of the Year award holders in the men’s and the women’s categories respectively.
The awards will recognize the standout performers from club and country over the past year, with the highlight being the crowning of the CAF African Player of the Year in both the men's and women's categories.
15:25 - 25.07.2023
The opening leg of the First Preliminary Round is slated between 18-20 August while the second leg is scheduled for 25-27 August.
Mane and Oshoala will face stiff competition from some of the continent's brightest stars who have shone in the last 12 months.
In the men’s category, Victor Osimhen has been strongly tipped to win the men’s award.
06:00 - 25.07.2023
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Previous winners of the men’s category include Ivorian Yaya Toure (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Samuel Eto'o (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010), Didier Drogba (2006 and 2009), Mohammed Salah (2017, 2018), Riyad Mahrez (2016), Nwankwo Kanu (1996) and1999), Abedi Pele (1992) and the great George Weah (1995).
In the women's category, while Oshoala has dominated the category in recent years, winning in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022 – she still faces competition from previous winners, including Thembi Kgatlana (2018).
10:00 - 20.07.2023
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Several more honors will also be at stake, including the Interclub Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, and Goal of the Year.
The Interclub Women's Player of the Year award, which was introduced last year after the successful launch of the CAF Women's Champions League, will still be awarded for the second year in a row.
09:00 - 25.07.2023
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