GLO-CAF Awards 2016, the African Football Awards were given yesterday by the Continental governing body in , CAF. The awards, which were sponsored by one of the Africa’s largest telecommunication companies Glo, happened in Abuja Nigeria on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The Uganda National Team, Uganda Cranes became the African Team of the year while the Ugandan “safe hands” Goal Keeper Denis Onyango, who plays for the South African club Mamelodi Sundowns, became the African player of the Year (Based in Africa).
The Algeria and Leicester City player Riyad MAHREZ managed to scoop the overall player of the year award. Nigerian president, Buhari scooped the CAF Platinum Award, while Mamelodi Sundowns won the Club of the year award.
Here is the full list of winners.
1. Uganda is National Team of the Year
2. Nigeria is winner of Women’s National Team of the Year
3. Club of the Year is Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa
4. Most Promising Talent awards goes to Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)
5. Youth Player of the Year belongs to Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal)
6. Coach of the Year is Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns)
7. Women’s Player of the Year was clinched by Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)
8. Referee of the Year is Bakary Papa GASSAMA of Gambia
9. Legend Award- Laurent POKOU, former player of Côte d’Ivoire
Emilienne MBANGO- former player of Cameroon
10. African Player of the Year – Based in Africa -Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) –
11. President Muhammadu Buhari wins CAF Platinum Award
12. African Player of the Year -Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)