ASFAR dominate CAF Women’s CL 2022 individual awards

ASFAR dominate CAF Women’s CL 2022 individual awards

ASFAR trio, Fatima Tagnaout, keeper Khadija Er-rmichi and forward Ibtissam Jraidi took the top honours at the CAF Women’s Champions League 2022 individual awards.

Tagnaout, the Moroccan midfielder, was voted the CAF Women’s Champions League Best Player of the Tournament for her influential role during the competition.

Tagnaout scored the opening goal from the spot and provided a hat-trick of assists that ensured that ASFAR silenced the South African side to be crowned African champions at Stade Prince Moulay Abdellah on Sunday night, November 13, 2022.

Er-rmichi, the Moroccan club keeper, who was edged to the WCL Egypt 2021 and WAFCON 2022 awards by Andile Dlamini got her sweet revenge as she helped ASFAR claim their first-ever title, walked away with the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament.

Jraidi once again showed her clinical strength and superb finish techniques with six goals to claim the Golden Boot.

The CAF Fair Play Award went to Nigeria’s Bayelsa Queens, who won the bronze medal on their maiden appearance after a 1-0 victory over Simba Queens in the third-place match, while the Team of the Tournament went to ASFAR following their triumph.

The list was compiled by the CAF Technical Study Group (TSG) composed of Clementine Toure (Cote d’Ivoire head coach), Meskerem Tadesse Goshime (Head of CAF Women’s Football Development), Jacqui Shipanga (Namibia Technical Director), and Lamia Boumehdi (Former Morocco international).

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Two new faces were drafted to the Sierra Leone A team from U23 as they hit the Fujairah training pitch with head coach John Keister during their United Arab Emirates (UAE) training camp.  

Jay Tee Kamara from Columbus Crew and Mohamed Kabia Mbabane Swallows were brilliant against Zambia during U23 African Cup of Nations matches last month.

As well as offering developmental experiences to some players selected, the trip will support Sierra Leone Men’s Test preparation for their African Cup of Nations doubleheader next year.

Sixteen foreign-based players were part of the team out on the grass as they re-group to bounce back from DRC and South Africa defeats.

Check out some images of their first session lasted for an hour and a half at the Fujairah training facility on Tuesday.

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Wycombe attacker Sullay kaikai trained with Leone Stars in Dubai
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Sierra Leone National A team, Leone Stars, have opened a week-long training camp in the United Arab Emirates with sixteen foreign-based players and six home-based stars.

Football Sierra Leone understands the full contingent arrived safely en route from Guinea for Dubai ahead of two expected matches during their training in Dubai.

Players and officials will reside at the Concorde Hotel in Fujairah as this training camp will be part of head coach John Keister’s preparation for next year’s doubleheader against Sao Tome in March 2023.

This medium gathered that Sierra Leone could probably face Kuwait on the 16th before taking on the Desert Warriors of Algeria on the 19th of November, respectively, at the Fujairah Club Stadium.

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Keepers – Mohamed N Kamara Horoya AC, Issa Caulker FC Kallon, Unisa Conteh FC Johansen 

Defenders – Steven Caulker Fatih Karagümrük, Alex Bangura Cambuur, Demba Kamara Victor San Marino, Emanual Samadiya Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion FC, Alpha Bedor Conteh Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion, Lamin Conteh FC Johansen, Abubakarr Samura Bo Rangers 

Midfielders – Alusine Koroma & Alhassan Koroma RB Linense, Mohamed Kabia Mbabane Swallows, Jay Tee Kamara Columbus Crew, Prince Barrie EE Lions, Mohamed Kamara aka Marez EE Lions, Rodney Michael Indy Eleven

Attackers – Mohamed Buya Turay Malmo, Amadou Bakayoko Bolton, Sullay Kaikai Wycombe, Jonathan Morsay  Panetolikos F.C, Augustine Williams  Charleston Battery 

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En-Nesyri is experienced with the national team, however, making 49 international appearances and scoring 14 goals, including one at the 2018 World Cup. But he faces competition for a starting place from Abderrazak Hamdallah, who plays for Saudi club Al-Ittihad.

Central defender Nayef Aguerd, who plays for Premier League club West Ham, was also included. Aguerd hurt his knee in the offseason.

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Romain Saiss brings a lot of experience in central defense with 64 international appearances and four solid seasons with Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers before joining Turkish team Besiktas this season.

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Morocco has a tough draw in Group F. The team opens against 2018 World Cup runner-up Croatia on Nov. 23 before facing 2018 semifinalist Belgium and then Canada on Dec. 1.

The national team is playing in its sixth World Cup after making its first appearance in 1970. In 1986, the Atlas Lions became the first African team to reach the knockout round, losing to West Germany 1-0 in the round of 16.

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Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), Munir Mohamedi (Al Wehda), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad AC)

Defenders: Nayef Aguerd (West Ham), Yahia Attiyat Allah (Wydad AC), Badr Benoun (Qatar SC), Achraf Dari (Brest), Jawad El Yamiq (Real Valladolid), Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain), Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich), Roman Saiss (Besiktas)

Midfielders: Selim Amallah (Standard Liege), Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina), Bilal El Khannous (Genk), Amine Harit (Marseille), Yahya Jabrane (Wydad AC), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers), Abdelhamid Sabiri (Sampdoria)

Forwards: Abde Ezzalzouli (Osasuna), Zakaria Aboukhlal (Toulouse), Sofiane Boufal (Angers), Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers), Walid Cheddira (Bari), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla), Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al-Ittihad), Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)

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