- Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for the CAF most promising talent award
- Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi will compete for the youth player of the year gong
- Nigeria fails to be represented in the men's player of the year category
- Assisat Oshoala, 2014 winner is nominated for the women's player of the year
Nigeria was duly represented in the Glo-CAF nominees which was released on Sunday with Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi nominated for two categories.
No male players made the final cut for the Africa Player of the Year and Africa –based Player of the Year nominations.
Super Falcons’ forward Asisat Oshoala was listed alongside South African Janine Van Wyk, Ghanaian Elizabeth Addo and Cameroonians Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and Raissa Feudjio Tchuanyo for the Women’s Player of the Year.
Super Eagles’ aces Kelechi Iheanacho was nominated in the Most Promising Talent category alonside fellow Nigerian Oghenekaro Etebo, Guinean Naby Keita, Elia Meshack of DR Congo and Ramadan Soby of Egypt.
Alex Iwobi was nominated in the Youth Player of the Year category alongside Ghanaians Eric Ayiah and Sandra Owusu-Ansah, Ivorian Franck Kessie and Mali U20 ace Sidiki Maiga.
Florence Omagbemi, the only person to have won the Women Africa Cup of Nations as captain and coach will contest the Coach of the Year gong with DR Congo’s Florent Ibenge, Uganda Coach Milutin Sredojevic, Nacer Sandjak of CAF Confederation Cup winners MO Bejaia and Pitso Mosimane of CAF Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons will battle for Women’s Team of the Year with Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Nigeria’s U-23 dream team, bronze winners at the Olympics, will tug with DR Congo (CHAN winners), Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Uganda (the last two for qualifying for 2017 AFCON) for the Team of the year.
Sundowns, Bejaia, TP Mazembe, Zamalek and Zesco United compete for Club of the Year, while Gambian Papa Gassama, Egyptian Ghead Grisha and Senegalese Malang Diedhiou are in the race for Referee of the Year.
The Glo-Caf African Football Awards will take place in Abuja on 5th January 2017.