LIVE: Build Up To The Glo-CAF Awards 2015
9.30: Grammy nominated Lady Smith Black Mambazu performing
9.25: CAF president and acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou is on the stage giving the opening address
A view of the whats happening inside;
Enyimba FC chairman Felix Anyansi is also present at the event;
This is what Aubameyang and Ayew are wearing to the event;
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All is getting set for the Glo-CAF awards 2015 which which be held in Abuja, Nigeria.
A number of stars have announced their arrival in Nigeria. The likes of Player of the Year nominees Andre Ayew and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang have arrived Nigeria’s capitals, Abuja where the awards will be held.
The 2015 Glo-CAF awards will be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday from 7pm.
Nigeria’s U-23 team, which won the 2nd Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal last month, in the process qualifying for this year’s Olympics football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, is nominated in the category of ‘National Team of the Year’.
Also nominated in the category is the victorious U-17 Golden Eaglets team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
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 goals.
Super Falcons’ defender Ngozi Ebere is nominated for ‘Women Player of the Year.’