CAF to reward top 2015 performers
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – ABUJA, Nigeria’s capital city, is bracing up for the continent’s biggest football event of the year.
The city will host the 2015 Glo-Confederations of African Football Awards at the International Conference Centre on Thursday evening
The ceremony gives honour to distinguished football personalities for their exploits during their year under review.
Apart from being a night to celebrate and reward sporting excellence, the show will also showcase superb and first-class entertainment from outstanding entertainers across different parts of Africa.
“Since Globacom took over the sponsorship of the CAF Awards in 2005, football has always been married with music to blend the celebration of football excellence amidst high class entertainment,” CAF stated ahead of the gala dinner the mobile network operator sponsors.
On Thursday, Ivory Coast midfielder, Yaya Toure, is set to make history with a fifth successive African Player of the Year accolade.
The Manchester City star has been imperious form for club and country culminating in victory at the 2015 African Cup of Nations.
He is competing for the prime accolade with Andre Ayew (Ghana/ Swansea City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/ Borussia Dortmund).
The host country of the awards is dominating the nominees stakes.
Nigeria’s superb form in the junior tournaments sees Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali nominated for Youth Player of the Year.
Azubuike Okechukwu and Etebo Oghenekaro are nominated in the Most Promising Talent.
The U17 and U-23 are nominated in the National Team of the Year.
Ngozi Ebere is nominated for the Women Player of the Year.
Billed the Oscars of African Football, the CAF Awards attract the biggest names in world sports and other sectors.
This year, the gala will take place for the second time in Abuja and the first time since the 2004 edition.- CAJ News
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