Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, and Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby, are both contending for the 2018 CAF men’s and women’s coach of the year awards respectively.
Rohr, who led the Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, has helped the team qualify for their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals since 2013.
Mauritania’s Corentin Martins was also nominated after he secured the country a place in the AFCON finals for the first time in their history.
Morocco coach Herve Renard is also on the list alongside Senegal’s Aliou Cisse, whose team dazzled at the Russia World Cup.
Dennerby, who joined the Falcons less than a year ago, will be hoping to lead his girls to the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) title on Saturday, as they face South Africa in a grudge final.
The other coaches from the AWCON semi-finalists – South Africa, Cameroon and Mali – have also been nominated for the Women’s Coach of the Year award.
Meanwhile, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are contenders for the Women’s national team of the year.
The CAF Awards 2018 Gala to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review, will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Nominees for 2018 CAF Men’s coach of the year
1. Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
2. Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)
3. Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)
4. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
5. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
6. Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)
7. Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)
8. Herve Renard (Morocco)
9. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
10. Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)
Nominees for 2018 CAF Women’s coach of the year
1. Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
2. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
3. Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
4. Saloum Houssein (Mali)
5. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)
Nominees for 2018 CAF Men’s national team of the year
1. Guinea Bissau
Nominees for 2018 CAF Women’s national team of the year
5. South Africa
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