The national under-20 women’s team of Ghana, Black Princesses and Ghana U-17 captain Eric Ayiah have earned a nomination from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the AITEO CAF Awards.

The Black Princess face stiff competition from Kenya, Nigeria U-20, South Africa and Zimbabwe as they all being shorlisted for the award.

Ayiah, who led the starlets to the final of the U-17 AFCON and the quarter final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup has been shortlisted in the Youth Player of the Year category while the Black Princesses, have enjoyed a sterling campaign in World Cup qualifying winning 10-1 on aggregate against Kenya in the last round.

However , Black Stars duo of Thomas Partey and Christian Atsu miss out on the final shortlist for the Men’s Player of the Year category.

The Awards Gala slated for Accra, Ghana, on January 4 has presented the following nomination and categories below;

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian)

Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies)

Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene(Cameroon & Rossyanka)

Rutendo Makore (Zimbabwe & Black Rhinos)

Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Kvarnsvedens)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Ghana U-20

Kenya

Nigeria U-20

South Africa

Zimbabwe

COACH OF THE YEAR

Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

Hector Cuper (Egypt)

Hugo Broos (Cameroon)

L’Hussein Amoutta (Wydad Athletic Club)

Mihayo Kazembe (TP Mazembe)

NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Cameroon

Egypt

Mali U-17

Nigeria

Zambia U-20

CLUB OF THE YEAR

Al Ahly

Mbabane Swallows

SuperSport United

TP Mazembe

Wydad Athletic Club

YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Eric Ayiah (Ghana & Charity Stars)

Krepin Diatta (Senegal &Sarpsborg)

Luther Singh (South Africa & Braga)

Patson Daka (Zambia & Liefering)

Salam Giddou (Mali & Guidars)

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia)

Ghead Grisha (Egypt)

Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)

Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia)