Aiteo African Footballer of the Year Award winner, Mohammed Salah (second right) flanked by first runner-up, Sadio Mane (left), African Female Footballer of the Year winner, Asisat Oshoala (second left) and second runner-up, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the press conference after the CAF awards at the Accra International Press Conference in January 2018/Guardian NG

The 2018 Caf Awards nominees have been released by the football body, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Friday.

Nigeria has three players in the male category of the Caf Player of the Year: Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi.

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In the female version of the award, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega, and Onome Ebi are in contention.

In addition, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will be vying for the Coach of the Year award.

Below is the full list of the 2018 Caf Awards nominees and their various categories:

2018 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Ghana
Cameroon
Mali
Nigeria
South Africa

2018 MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Guinea Bissau
Kenya
Madagascar
Mauritania
Uganda
Zimbabwe

YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
Andre Onana (Cameroon & AJax)
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes)
Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)

2018 WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
Saloum Houssein (Mali)
Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

2018 MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)
Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)
Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)
Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)
Herve Renard (Morocco)

2018 WOMEN’S AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp)
Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes)
Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine)
Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens)
Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)

2018 MEN’S AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif)
Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry)
Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr )
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune)
Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot)
Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton)
Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)
Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne)
Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance