As the continent converges in Abuja today for the CAF awards, top internationals have been revealed to turn up for the event which is one of the most anticipated footballing ceremony in Africa.
Legendary footballer and former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha is expected to lead an array of ex-internationals to the International Conference Centre venue of the award ceremony today Thursday, January 7.
Also expected to turn up for the event are Kanu Nwankwo, Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amunike, Celestine and Emmanuel Babayaro. The Glo CAF awards, which in its 44th edition, will have performances from KSA, D’banj, Flavour, Salif Keita and many other continental stars.
Millions of football lovers across the globe will watch the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards taking place today live on their television sets.
Abuja is a beehive as top football celebrities led by the acting president of FIFA and president of Confederation of African Football, Alhaji Isa Hayatou, as well as leading entertainers scheduled to perform at the show have arrived in the city.
The entertainers include Malian sensation, Salif Keita, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a South African male choral group, Awilo Longomba, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, Ahmed Soultan, D’banj, Korede Bello, Di’ja, alternative soul singer, Bez, Omawumi, Ego and King Sunny Ade.
A major highlight of the evening will be the crowning of the African Footballer of the Year. The three players in contention are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon & Borrussia Dortmund of Germany, four-time African Player of the Year, Yaya Toure of Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City, and Andrew Ayew of Ghana and Swansea City FC.