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CAF explains accreditation mix-up

05 December 2013, 12:18Augustine Osayande

Lagos - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has clarified the confusion surrounding the opening of accreditation for media intending to cover the Glo-Confederation of African Football Awards in Nigeria.

Earlier this week, the football mother body and Globacom, the sponsor of the gala event issued conflicting statements.

Globacom, the sponsor of the gala event, publicized that the accreditation had started ahead of the event slated for Lagos in January.

CAF meanwhile insisted the process had not opened much to the confusion.

In an exclusive question and answer with CAJ News, the continental football mother body explained the mix-up.

“Please note that Glo is responsible of the Local Nigerian Media, and CAF is responsible of the International (Media).

"That is why it (accreditation) is opened for the local journalists. Both (CAF and Glo) are telling the truth,” CAF Media Manager, Mohamed Thabet, said in response to questions sent by CAJ News.

Globacom has been sponsoring the CAF Awards since 2005.

Late last month, both Globacom and CAF gave the assurance this year’s awards, slated for January 9, will be "magical in scope and scale."

 - CAJ News


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