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Africa’s annual football awards night takes place in the Senegalese capital Dakar on January 8, 2019.
The continent’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, will be awarding the best personalities, clubs and national teams for the year 2018.
The event is being held at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Center. Ahead of the event, CAF Executive Committee has awarded the hosting rights for 2019 AFCON to Egypt.
Men’s Player of the Year Award
The main award of the night will pit the same nominees as 2017 – Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Salah is widely tipped to retain the crown he won for the first time last year. Mane who placed third in 2016 and second in 2017 will hope to win it for 2018.