Leadership (Abuja)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: Glo-CAF Awards Fever Hits Accra

The City of Accra, Capital of the Republic of Ghana, is already agog with excitement as it prepares to host the Glo-Caf Awards for the fourth time since the inception of Glo-Caf Awards in 2005.

Globacom said that "the Glo-CAF Awards 2012 is where you will meet 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 - Single nominee, and Africa Finest XI.

The event is expected to congregate top football celebrities across Africa, as well as top government officials from Ghana and other parts of Africa.

As usual, the Awards and possible winners have been the subject of discussions in the media and among football fans and youth across Ghana. Interestingly, home boy and Olympic Marseille Midfielder Andre Ayew who lost to Yaya Toure last year has been named among the top five contenders for the 2012 Glo-Caf African Player of the Year award. This has given the host country some good measure of confidence that they have their own son in the list.

The other four contenders include: Alex Song of Barcelona and Cameroun, Demba Ba of Newcastle and Senegal, Didier Drogba of Shanghai Shenhua and Ivory Coast and Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Ivory Coast. The top three contenders will be announced by CAF a week before the Awards ceremony in Accra.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.