SAFA Wishes Candidates Well for CAF Awards

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has congratulated a number of South Africans candidates nominated for the upcoming 2019 CAF top awards.

The list of nominees is compiled by a panel of media and technical professionals and the awards will take place on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 in Hurghada, Egypt.

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has been nominated in the CAF Women’s Coach of the Year category, Thembi Kgatlana and Refiloe Jane (CAF Women’s Player of the Year).

“We are proud of these nominations and goes to show where South Africa is as far as progress (of Football) on the African continent is concerned.
“I am very confident that even when the list is whittled down, most of these candidates will be among the top on the continent,” said SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan.

All the Nominees:
African Women’s Player of the Year:
Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga )
Ange N’Guessan (Ivory Coast & Tenerife)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
Chiamaka Nnadozie (Nigeria & Rivers Angels)
Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Jiangsu Suning)
Gabrielle Ouguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moscow)
Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan)
Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)
Uchenna Kanu (Nigeria & Southeastern Fire)

African Women’s Coach of the Year:
Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)
Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
Clementine Toure (Ivory Coast)
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
David Ouma (Kenya)
Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

African Women’s National Team of the Year:
Ivory Coast
South Africa



Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana’s head coach, Desiree Ellis and assistant captain, Refiloe Jane, previously pictured in a training session. Photo:


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