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All is now set for the 2014 Glo- CAF awards gala night scheduled to hold tomorrow at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
Illustrious sons and daughters of Africa who have distinguished themselves across the world playing or administering the game of football in the last one year will be honoured at the event, rated as Oscars of African Football.
The awards are the most prestigious in Africa, conferred on outstanding players, coaches, supporters and administrators by the continents’ highest football authority and bankrolled by one of Africa’s biggest brands, Globacom.
Many of the award recipients, sports dignitaries, government officials and football administrators led by the President of CAF, Mr. Issa Hayatou and executive members of the continental body, CAF have started arriving in Lagos for the ceremony.
Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos on Wednesday, said that “the Glo-CAF Awards 2014 will parade the greatest African football legends, including the new African Footballer of the Year and winners in 12 other categories.” The categories include African Player of The Year (Based in Africa), National Team of The Year, Club of The Year, and Coach of The Year.
Other categories are Women’s National Team of The Year, Women’s Footballer of The Year, Most Promising Talent, Referee of The Year, Legend of The year, Fair Play Award, Platinum Award and Africa Finest XI.
CAF recently released the final list of three shortlisted players competing for the prized African Footballer of the Year awards.
They are Nigerian Vincent Enyeama who currently plays for Lille in France, three times African Player of the Year, Manchester City and Cote d’ Ivoire Midfielder, Yaya Toure, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund in Germany.