Morocco sweeps nominations in CAF awards for women’s categories

Morocco sweeps nominations in CAF awards for women’s categories

The Confederation of African Football unveiled its final lists of nominees for the 2023 CAF Awards in the women’s category, with Morocco sweeping nominations across multiple categories.

The Moroccan women’s national team is among the top 10 African teams nominated for the Best African Women’s Team, alongside Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.

In the Best Women’s Team category, the FAR and Wydad Casablanca women’s teams are nominated, making Morocco the sole country represented by two teams in the final list.

Morocco also dominates the list of nominees for Best Coach, with three out of the 10 candidates, including Bernald Pedros, former coach of the Moroccan women’s national team, Mohamed Amine Alioua, coach of the FAR women’s team, and Mehdi El Qaichouri, coach of Wydad Casablanca women’s team.

In the Best Goalkeeper category, Moroccan goalkeepers Imane Abdelahad and Khadija Er-Rmichi are in contention. Meanwhile, the national team’s Nesryne El Chad is in the running for Best Young Player.

Additionally, Moroccan players Ghizlaine Chebbak, Fatima Tagnaout, Anissa Lahmari, Ibtissam Jraidi, and Khadija Er-Rmichi are competing for the Player of the Year award.

The CAF Awards are set to take place in Marrakesh on December 11.


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