Achraf Hakimi has been named as the African Youth Player Of The Year for the second successive time.
The CAF awards were held in Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday. Real Madrid full-back Achraf Hakimi, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund has been named as the 2019 African Youth Player Of The Year for the second successive time.
The 21-year-old Moroccan international has beaten off competition from Nigeria’s Samu Chukwueze (Villarreal) and Victor Osimhen (Lille).
Achraf Hakimi’s parent club Real Madrid published on their website: “The youth-team product, who is out on loan at Borussia Dortmund, claims the accolade for a second successive year and has also been included in the CAF’s Best XI.
Achraf Hakimi has been crowned as the 2019 African Youth Player of the Year at the African Football Confederation (CAF) awards ceremony. The Moroccan international, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, also landed the distinction last year. This time round, he beat off competition from Nigeria’s Samu Chukwueze (Villarreal) and Victor Osimhen (Lille).”
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has won the 2019 African Player Of The Year. He has edged Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah – winner in 2017 and 2018 – and Algeria attacker Riyad Mahrez – winner in 2016 – to the prestigious award. While Barcelona women’s team player, Asisat Oshoala won the 2019 African Women’s Player Of The Year.
Achraf Hakimi has become a vital player for Borussia Dortmund since joining 18 months ago. This season, the Moroccan has scored six goals and assisted six others in 26 appearances. He has been a threat going forward. He is not shy of making dangerous runs down the flank.
Hakimi, a veteran of 28-time international matches, was also part of the Morocco squad that made a run to the AFCON round of 16. He was also named in the 2019 African Best XI.
CAF Awards 2019 winners:
African Interclubs Player of the Year: Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Women’s National Team of the Year: Cameroon
African Men’s National Team of the Year: Algeria
Best African Goal of the Year: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)
FIFPro Africa’s Best 11: Andre Onana; Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech; Mohamed Salah, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane
African Women’s Coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
African Men’s Coach of the Year: Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)
Club President of the Year: Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)
African Women’s Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
African Player of the Year: Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
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