After being postponed owing to venue issues, the 2021 African Player of the Year awards event could take place in late March. The best player for club and country in 2021 will be rewarded at the award ceremony in March.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, which disrupted multiple events last year, the awards presentation was canceled. The Confederation of African Football is planning to host the Africa Player of the Year award in 2021 later in March, as talks over a venue begin.
Sadio Mané of Senegal was the last player to win the award in 2019, and his teammate Edouard Mendy will be up against him. Early in February, Mané was named the African Football Confederation’s (AFCON) Player of the Tournament.
Riyad Mahrez and Mohamed Salah have already won the prize and are still in contention. For the female Player of the Year award, Nigeria’s Assisat Oshoala and South Africa’s Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana are the favorites.
After her heroics with Hasaacas Ladies last year, Ghanaian Evelyn Badu could compete for the young player award.