Iwobi, Ndidi, Ordega make African Player of the Year Shortlist

Arsenal and Nigeria midfielder, Alex Iwobi, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations winner Francisca Ordega have been shortlisted for the African Player of the Year award by CAF.

Previously, the award committee released a list of names that had been nominated for the award, but have now whittled down the list to only a few names.

Iwobi is the only senior team player left on the list for African Player of the Year category, while Wilfred Ndidi is Nominated in the Young Player of the Year category.

Francisca Ordega and Onome Ebi, and previous winner Asisat Oshoala were also nominated in the Women’s category.

Super Falcons Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby is nominated in the Female team Coach of the Year category with Eagles coach Gernot Rohr dropped from the list.

Nine-time African Women’s Cup of Nations champions, Super Falcons are nominated in the Women’s team of the Year category.