As the anticipation for the CAF Awards 2023 builds, football enthusiasts in Nigeria are eager to witness the crowning of the best players in Africa.
The CAF Awards 2023 nominees for the coveted African Footballer of the Year include Achraf Hakimi, Mohamed Salah, and Victor Osimhen. Notably absent from the top three are Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez.
Salah, a two-time winner, eyes his third award after finishing as the runner-up last year.
The voting process involves the African football body's technical committee, media, national team captains and coaches, and participating clubs in continental competitions.
CAF Awards 2023 nominees and their achievements
Egypt star Salah, a back-to-back winner in 2017 and 2018, seeks to reclaim the title.
Paris Saint-Germain's Hakimi, a standout in Morocco's 2022 World Cup journey, and Nigeria forward Osimhen, who led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years, are formidable contenders.
Nigeria's Oshoala, having secured her fifth African Women's player of the Year award in 2022, aims for further recognition after contributing to Barcelona's Women's Champions League victory.
CAF Awards 2023 ceremony details
The CAF Awards 2023 ceremony is scheduled for Monday, 11 December 2023, at the Palais des Congrès, Movenpick, Marrakech, Morocco.
The event starts at 7:00 PM Nigerian time, promising a night of celebration and acknowledgement of the continent's football excellence.
Where to watch CAF Awards 2023 live in Nigeria?
Football enthusiasts in Nigeria can anticipate an electrifying experience as the CAF Awards 2023 ceremony unfolds, and the good news is that the live action will be accessible on CAF's official YouTube channel.
This convenient streaming platform opens the doors for fans across Nigeria to witness the prestigious event, eagerly awaiting the moment when the winners will be unveiled and exceptional contributions to African football recognized.
The nation holds its collective breath in hopeful anticipation, particularly for the prospects of Super Eagles' Osimhen and Super Falcons' Oshoala to secure their places as the best players in their respective categories, adding an extra layer of excitement and national pride to the viewing experience.
As the football community eagerly awaits the crowning of the best players on the continent, the CAF Awards 2023 promises to be a night filled with excitement, competition, and celebration of the remarkable achievements in Africa.
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