Six Moroccan players have been nominated, from a list of 34 footballers, for the trophy of the best African player of the year 2018, as part of the CAF Awards to be presented on January 8, 2019 in Dakar.
They include internationals Mehdi Benatia (Juventus), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam), Ayoub El Kaabi (Hebei China Fortune), Ismail Haddad (Wydad) and Mahmoud Benhalib (Raja).
In the Youth of the Year category, Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund) is nominated alongside five African players.
The coach of the Moroccan team, Herve Renard, is nominated in the category “best coach team Men”, alongside Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Athletic Club) and Rachid Taoussi (ES Setif).
Six men’s teams are nominated in the category of the best team: Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.