Yen.com brings you live updates of what is going down at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards. Who are your big winners today???
10.08: Glo ambassadors Bez, Flavour and Omawunmi perform the new Glo song as the programme ends
10.00: Aubameyang gives his thank you speech.
9.58: And to the final award the African footballer of the year award … Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
In second place is Yaya Toure
In third place is Andre Ayew
9.40: Flavour and Awilo Logomba perform
9.29: FIFA Platinum award goes to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
9.46: The Leader of the year award goes to Abdiqani Said Arab (Somalia)
9.45: African XI: Robert Kidiba, Serge Aurier, Aymen Abdennour, Mohammed Meftah, Andre Ayew, Yaya Toure, Saido Mane, Yacine Brahimi, Mbwana Aly Samatta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Baghdad Bounedjah
Substitutes: Djigui Diarra, Azubuike Okechukwu, Kelechi Nwakali, Zinedane Ferhat, Adama Traore, Victor Osimhen, Kermit Ereamus
Andre Ayew makes the African XI
9.38: African player of the year based in Africa award goes to Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania). Second place goes to Baghdad B-Algeria/ Etoile
9.35: Nigeria’s D’Banj is performing Top of the world on the stage
9.30: The award for the African legend of the year award goes to Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Samuel Mbappe Leppe,
9.26: Referee of the year award goes to Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
9.23: The women player of the year award goes to Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon)
9.16: Salif Keita and Omawunmi of Nigeria performing
9.14: The coach of the year award goes to Herve Renard (France) -Former coach of Cote D’Ivoire (led Ivory coast to the 2015 AFCON title)
9.20: Youth player of the year award goes to Nigeria’s Golden Eaglet Victor Osimhen
9.06: The award for the most promising talent of the year goes to Etebo Ogenekaro of Warri Wolves and the U-23 national team of Nigeria
9.03: Legendary musician King Sunny Ade joins Bez on the stage…Bez and KSA are praised by the crowd for their performance
9.00: Bez performs to the crowd…he sings stupid song with a faster tempo
8.56: TP Mazembe of Congo win the club team of the year award
TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo defeated USM Alger from Algeria, 2-0 to win the competition for the fifth time.
8.54: Fair Play award given to given to Senegalese supporters group AKA Aleez Casa
8.47: Nigerian songstress Di’ja is performing
8.45: Ahmed Soultan performing on stage
8.40: Cameroon win the women national team of the year award
8.38: Ivory Coast win national team of the year…they win the first award of the night. The team beat the Golden Eaglets to the title.
8.30: Grammy nominated Lady Smith Black Mambazu performing
8.25: CAF president and acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou is on the stage giving the opening address
All is set for the Glo-CAF awards 2015 which is being 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.
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.’