Leadership (Abuja)

Africa: Barnes, Erskine to Compere Glo-CAF Awards

Ex- English International, John Barnes and Anita Erskine, a Ghana-based live show hostess have been confirmed as the official masters of ceremony (MC) of the 2012 Glo-Caf Awards.

John Barnes, Member of the British Empire (MBE) born on 7th of November 1963 is a former English footballer and manager who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport.

During his playing career, Barnes had successful periods at Watford and Liverpool in the 1980s and 1990s, winning the First Division twice, the FA Cup twice, and playing for England 79 times (at the time, a record for a black player). After a period at Newcastle United, he ended his playing career at Charlton Athletic in 1999.

After retiring as a player, Barnes had a brief stint as head coach of Celtic in 1999-2000, working alongside Kenny Dalglish. He later took over as manager of the Jamaica national team in 2008, but resigned six months later to become manager at Tranmere Rovers until 2009.

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