Caf president Ahmad/Photo: Zacharias ABUBEKER / AFP

Africa football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has unveiled 11 categories for the 2018 CAF Awards.

In a statement on Monday, CAF revealed the categories for both individual and collective awards.

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The awards gala will be held on January 8, 2019, in Dakar, Senegal.

The statement reads: “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, 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.”

The 11 categories are:

African Player of the Year

Women’s Player of the Year

Youth Player of the Year

Men’s Coach of the Year

Women’s Coach of the Year

Men’s National Team of the Year

Women’s National Team of the Year

Goal of the Year

Africa Finest XI

Ydnekatchew Tessema Trophy for the Federation President of the Year

Platinum Award