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CAF annual awards return to Lagos

20 October 2014, 08:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The 2014 Glo-Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards will take place in Lagos early next year.

The event is scheduled for January 8.

The Awards Gala will see players and officials who have distinguished themselves during this year receiving honours for their achievements.

Legends of the game including the prestigious African Player of the Year and winners in 15 other categories will be unveiled during the Gala night.

Other categories are African Player of The Year (Based in Africa), National Team of The Year, Club of The Year, Referee of the Year and Coach of The Year.

The rest are Most Promising Talent, Women’s National Team of The Year, Women’s Player of The Year, African Legend, CAF Fair Play Award, Youth Player of the Year and Platinum Award.

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Africa’s finest XI will also be revealed on the night that will be attended by the crème de la crème of the continent’s football icons.

There are also two new categories; Goal of the Year and Save of the Year, to be decided by votes from the public.

Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure was decorated African Player of the Year for the third time at the last edition held earlier this year in Lagos, while former Ahly and Egypt talisman, Mohamed Aboutreika scooped the Player of the Year (Based in Africa).

This is the third time Lagos will be hosting the event after 2008 and 2013. Previous host cities include Abuja (2005), Accra (2006, 2009, 2011, 2012), Lome (2007) and Cairo (2010).

Nigerian telecommunication giants, Globacom has sponsored the annual awards Gala since 2005.

- CAJ News


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