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CAF dinner, awards return to Lagos

07 August 2013, 12:06

Lagos - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed Lagos as the venue of its next Gala event and the Glo annual awards.

CAF confirmed on Wednesday the events will be held on January 9 next year.

It is the second time the city will host the continent’s prime football gala event having hosted it five years ago.

The event has since been held in five cities with the 2005 edition held in Abuja (Nigeria), and the following editions held in Accra (Ghana 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012) Lome (Togo 2007), Lagos (2008), Cairo (Egypt, 2010) .

Ivorian and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is the current African Player of the Year having won the last two editions while the 2013 African Player of the Year – Based in Africa winner was Mohamed Abou Trieka of Egypt.

The Glo-CAF categories has 13 categories including the National team of the Year, which Nigeria are tipped to win after clinching the CAF Orange African Nations Cup in South Africa earlier this year.

Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles coach is tipped to win the Coach of the Year Award.

– CAJ News


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