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EVENT OF THE WEEK/2011 CAF AWARDS : Fireworks at the “Banquet Hall” Accra

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The night of all awards for African football will be held December 22 in the quiet lounges Banquet Hall in Accra (Ghana). The CAF will award its 2011 trophies with probably an increased concern of renewal TROPHIES AT STAKE African player of the year The consecration of a rising star like Andre Aweys would be great for African football to impress the coming decade. Tens of thousands of Internet users in the BBC are just from crowning him. After the saga Eto’o, Drogba and Essien, new blood would be welcome. Moussa Sow is also a good candidate, but he lacks the international dimension and the experiences of the young Aweys with Ghana. Players in contention Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, Ghana) Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi Makhachkala, Cameroon) Seydou Keita (Barcelona, ​​Mali) Moussa Sow (Lille, Senegal) Yaya Toure (Manchester City, Cote d’Ivoire) African player playing in Africa for the year The idea of ​​rewarding players playing in the African championships is good, because the best have so little opportunity to get noticed internationally. Even for those clubs playing for in the Confederation of African Football. In the list proposed by the CAF, there is logically based players in the Esperance Tunis, the winner of the League of Champions Clubs. Osama Darragi, the talented midfielder TSE and Carthage Eagles the favorite. Players in contention Osama Darragi (Esperance Sportive de Tunis, Tunisia) Zouhir Dhaouadi (Club Africain, Tunisia) Banana Yaya (Esperance Sportive de Tunis, Cameroon) National Team of the Year Côte d’Ivoire and its stars playing in Europe has crushed it’s opponents in the playoffs of the 2012 ACN and finally seems ready to glean its first continental title since 1992. But does Cote d’Ivoire deserve the title more than Botswana and Niger? Botswana has achieved the feat of being the first to get it’s qualification in a group whose favorites were Tunisia, Togo and Sudan. A first in the history of football in this country. Niger has done even better. His first appearance in the finals, he ensured driven out of the race of Egypt, triple champion of Africa and South Africa. No less! A trophy for one of these two teams would be a great encouragement for the “small” football nations. Teams in the running Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Tunisia Women’s National Team of the Year Nigeria dominated almost uncontested female African football. African Champions title,five time playing World championship in Germany, Nigerians will be difficult to dislodge them from their leadership position. Despite the progress and the efforts of South Africa and Cameroon The selections in the running Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa African Club of the Year After several seasons of relative scarcity, Esperance of Tunis found it’s peaks both in Tunisia and continentally. Thanks to its double cup and championship on the national level and its second victory in the Champions League in Africa, the trophy should not escape him. The only downside is that defeat in mid-December in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Club World Cup against the Qatari club Al Sadd (1-2) The clubs in contention Esperance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia), Maghreb Association Sportive of Fez (Morocco), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) The young hope of the year The goalkeeper Ahmed El Shennawy (20-year-old Al Masry is timely to take over from his elder age Issam El Haday (38) today in El Oumdourman Merreikh (Sudan). Shennawy El seems to be a worthy representative of the renowned Egyptian school guards. revealed to the public at the last world juniors, he confirmed in the U23 ACN played recently in Morocco. Players in contention Ahmed El Shenawy (El-Masry, Egypt) Souleymane Coulibaly (Tottenham, the Ivory Coast) Ahmed Musa (VVV Venlo, Nigeria) Coach of the Year Just as for the election of the best team it was very difficult to choose between three coaches authors of three identical feat. Harouna Doula (now recommended by the French) Roland Courbis) will be remembered as the man who humiliated the football of the Pharaohs, Stanley Tshosane as the coach who sent the Botswana at the table of the great continent and Nabil Maaloul as the first Tunisian coach to achieve a hat-trick. Coaches in the running Harouna Doula (Niger) Nabil Maaloul (Esperance Sportive de Tunis) – Tunisia Stanley Tshosane (Botswana) African woman footballer of the year Nigerian Perpetua Nkowcha reward for all his work would be quite logical, especially since hemight be tempted, at 36, drawing once and for all his reverence. Of course, he could not prevent the Super Falcons to miss their world this summer in Germany, but his name is so strong in the balance. Nkowcha got three participation in the world championship (2003.2007, 2011) and four ACN victories (2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010) and three appearances at the Olympic Games (2000, 2009 and 2008). Players in contention – Nompumelelo Nyandani (South Africa) – Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria) – Miriam Silva Paixao (Equatorial Guinea) Referee of the Year The Algerian Djamel Haimoudi (41) is the rising referee these recent years. With two ACN and one world junior and a final CAF Cup to his credit, he offers serious guarantees. Appreciated on all fronts in Africa, he combines simplicity, strength and a keen sense of psychology. The referees nominated – Alioum None (Cameroon) – Noumandiez Doue (the Ivory Coast) – Haimoudi Djamel (Algeria)

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