The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have released the documents that reveal how the voting for the CAF Awards 2019 happened.
The CAF Awards 2019 was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, with Senegalese Superstar Sadio Mane and Nigerian player Asisat Oshoala winning the biggest awards of the night.
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For both the Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year, the first phase of voting was done by CAF Technical & Development Committee, legends, media and tech experts, coaches and captains of the associate countries of CAF while the voting for the second phase was done by head coaches/Technical Directors of CAF member associations and captains of CAF Member Associations.
The first phase of voting was done with 30 names on the shortlist for Men’s African Player of the Year and 10 in the women’s category while voting in the second phase was done with just the three finalists in both categories.
Men's Player of the Year
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and Captain gave Riyad Mahrez one point, two and three points for Mohammed Salah respectively.
Representing the media in Nigeria, in the first phase of voting Osasu Obayiuwana votes gave Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey one point, have two points to Wilfred Ndidi, three for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, four for Salah and five for Mane.
Another Nigerian media representative Chisom Mbonu Ezeoke voted one point for Salah, Mahrez had two points, followed by three points for Odion Ighalo, four for Ismaël Bennacer and five for Mane.
Also voting for the Nigerian media, Tunde Adelakun gave one point to Salah, two points for Algerian player Youcef Belaïli, three for Ighalo, four Mahrez and five for Mane.
In tech, Nigeria’s representative Ahmed Yusuf had no votes while Kanu Nwankwo as a legend gave one point to his compatriot Ighalo, two for Salah, three for Aubamayang, four for Mahrez and five for Mane.
Super Falcons Perpetua Nkwocha also voted as a legend and gave Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana one point followed by two for Mahrez, three points for Mane, four Aubamayang while Salah received five points.
Women's Player of the Year
In the Women’s Player of the Year Super Falcons coach and captain in the second phase of voting both gave Christina Thembi Kgatlana one point, two for Ajara Nchout and three for Asisat Oshoala.
In the first phase of voting, Nigerian media rep voted one point for Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, followed by two for Nchout, three for Oshoala, four for Kgatlana and five for Chawinga.
Also voting for the Nigerian media Ezeoke gave Kgatlana one vote, followed by two points for Nchout, three for Nnadozie, four for Oshoala and five for Chawinga while Adelakun gave Cote d'Ivoire's Ange N'Guessan one point, followed by two points for Nigeria international Uchenna Kanu, three points for South African midfielder Refiloe Jane, four for Oshoala and five for Kgatlana.