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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced 11 categories for the 2018 Awards to be hosted in Dakar, Senegal next year, AOIFootball.com reports.
The winners for the African Player of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year will be decided by the CAF Technical & Development Committee,  Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup as well as Coaches and Captains of the 54 Member Associations.
 The categories – Youth Player of the Year, Men’s Coach of the Year, Women’s Coach of the Year, Men’s National Team of the Year and Women’s National Team of the Year will be elected by CAF Technical & Development Committee, Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.
For the first time, FIFPro will coordinate the Africa Finest XI whilst the Goal of the Year will be decided via online public voting.
Nominees will be selected based on their performances from February 2018 to November 2018.
The Awards Gala, to honour footballers, officials, and administrators who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Full Award Categories
1. African Player of the Year
2. Women’s Player of the Year
3. Youth Player of the Year
4. Men’s Coach of the Year
5. Women’s Coach of the Year
6. Men’s National Team of the Year
7. Women’s National Team of the Year
8. Goal of the Year
9. Africa Finest XI
10. Ydnekatchew Tessema Trophy for the Federation President of the Year
11. Platinum Award

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