Lagos – Top Nigerian stars like Dream Team’s Azubuike
Okechukwu and Golden Eaglets’ Victor Osimhen are set to be honoured at the
Glo-CAF Awards billed for Abuja on Thursday.
Two Nigerian champion teams and World Cup -winning Coach
Emmanuel Amuneke are also in line to be honoured at the African Football Awards.
The annual showpiece, which rewards African football players
from across the world who had excelled in the preceding year, will take place
at the International Conference Centre, Abuja from 7pm on Thursday.
Nigeria’s U-23 team, which won the 2nd Africa U-23 Cup of
Nations in Senegal last month, and qualified for this year’s Olympics football
tournament in Rio de Janeiro, is nominated in the category of ‘National Team of
the Year,’ alongside Nigeria’s U-17 squad which successfully retained the FIFA
U-17 World Cup in Chile in November.
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Azubuike Okechukwu, who captained the Nigeria U-23 to glory
in Senegal and was selected the Most Valuable Player, is nominated for ‘Most
Promising Talent’ alongside team-mate Etebo Oghenekaro, who finished the
tournament as top scorer.
Golden Eaglets Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, is listed for
‘Coach of the Year,’ while his players, Kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen are
in consideration for ‘Youth Player of the Year.’
Eaglets captain Nwakali was named the Most Valuable Player
of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, with Osimhen the top scorer of all time with 10
Super Falcons defender Ngozi Ebere is nominated for ‘Women
Player of the Year.’For
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