Okay, so this year’s CAF Awards which to be solely sponsored by GLO was held last night in Ghana and many Ghanaians took to Twitter to lament that even though the event was held in Ghana, all the artists that performed were Nigerians, apart from Efya, a Ghanaian singer who performed their National Anthem and Kidi who closed the show!
Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool as the 2017 African Player of the year.
Mohamed Salah beat Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool, and Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Dortmund. he takes over from Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez who won the 2016 edition in Abuja.
The event held in Ghana was dubbed the ‘AITEO CAF AWARDS 2017.’ It also awarded other personalities in the football industry over the last year.
The event was the first gala without long serving CAF president Issa Hayatou who was beaten by new president Ahmad Ahmad in polls held in Addis Ababa last year.
See winners list of all the winners at the 2017 Aiteo CAF Awards
Men’s Player of the Year Award – Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Women’s Player of the Year Award – Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)
Men’s National Team of the Year Award– Egypt
Women’s National Team of the Year Award – South Africa Legend Award– IbrahimSunday (Ghana)
Leader of the Year Award – Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania)
Club of the Year Award – Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
Coach of the Year Award – Hector Cuper (Egypt)
Youth Player of the Year Award – Patson Daka (Zambia)
Platinum Award – Ghana’s Head of state Nana Akufo-Addo & Liberia Head of state George Weah.