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Nigeria won four awards out of the possible five on Thursday at the 25th edition of the Confederation of African football annual award ceremony held in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital city.

Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala, and Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho all won in their categories while 2016 AWCON winning coach, Nigeria’s Florence Omagbemi lost the coach of the year award to Pitso Mosimane, the head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, the 2016 CAF Champions League winner.

Full list of winners

African Player of the Year

Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City) (Winner)

Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool)

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) (Winner)

Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

Women’s Player of the Year

Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies) (Winner)

Elizabeth ADDO (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik)

Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon & Rossyanka)

 Most Promising Talent

Elia MESCHAK (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City) (Winner)

Naby KEITA (Guinea & RB Leipzig)

Youth Player of the Year

Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal) (Winner)

Eric AYIAH (Ghana and Charity FC)

Sandra OWUSU-ANSAH (Ghana and Supreme Ladies)

Coach of the Year

Florent IBENGE (DR Congo national team)

Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns) (Winner)

Florence OMAGBEMI (Nigeria women’s national team)

Club of the Year

Mamelodi Sundowns (Winner)

TP Mazembe

Zesco United

National Team of the Year

DR Congo

Senegal

Uganda (Winner)

Women’s National Team of the Year

Cameroon

Nigeria (Winner)

South Africa

Referee of the Year

Bakary Papa GASSAMA (Winner)

Ghead Zaglol GRISHA

Malang DIEDHIOU

Football Leader of the Year

Manuel LOPES NASCIMENTO, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation

Legend Award

Laurent POKOU, Former player of Cote d’Ivoire

Emilienne MBANGO, Former player of Cameroon

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