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All is set for the 2016 Glo CAF Awards gala night scheduled to be held on Thursday January 5 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
The awards remain the most prestigious in Africa, recognising outstanding players and other critical football stakeholders by Africa’s highest football authority, the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The event is bankrolled by one of Africa's biggest brands, Glo.
Many of the award recipients, other sports dignitaries, government officials, and football administrators and top executives of CAF have started trooping into the Nigerian capital for the ceremony.
Event sponsor Glo has promised an exciting time for football lovers all over the continent and beyond with a rich pot of entertainment.
Gabon midfielder and Borussia Dortmund attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Algeria winger and Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez and Senegal and Liverpool star Sadio Mané are the top contenders for the 2016 African Player of the Year award.
For the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango is in the race with Zimbabwe forward and Mamelodi Sundowns teammate Khama Billiat and Zambia and TP Mazembe midfielder Rainford Kalaba.
Other award categories are National Team of the Year, Women’s National Team of the Year, Most Promising Talent of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, amongst others.