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.

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