Title sponsor of the annual Glo-CAF Awards, Globacom, has launched a new promo ahead of the 2016 edition of the awards designed to celebrate Africa’s most successful football icons.
The event which will be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria on January 5, 2017 is a special one as it is the silver jubilee edition, marking 25 years of CAF Awards.
The new promo which runs between October 10 and December 31, 2016 will reward 300 customers with a chance to attend this once in a lifetime Silver Jubilee award ceremony of an event best known as the Oscars of African football.
In a statement in Lagos, Globacom said “The Glo-CAF Awards gala is the biggest night in African football, a gathering where the biggest names in the world of business, politics and showbiz meet with the stars and legends of African Football.”
“The silver Jubilee of CAF Awards is another golden opportunity to appreciate and reward our subscribers who have been the brand’s pillar of strength over the years for their patronage and support and we have packaged the promo for them exclusively.” Glo added
The promo is titled “Win a Seat among the Stars at the Oscars of African Football”. To participate, subscribers are expected to buy and activate a new Glo SIM or port their existing lines then use minimum of N25, 000 between 10thOctober and 31st December, and stand a chance to win a VIP invite to attend the prestigious Glo CAF Awards Silver Jubilee edition in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles Captain and Chelsea of England stalwart, John Mikel Obi along with Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa are among the list of 30 players nominated for the 2016 Glo-CAF African Player of the Year Award slated to hold in Abuja.
The top Nigerian players are to battle it out with other African stars led by last year’s winner, Gabonese and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, among others.
While Mikel has been very influential in the Nigerian senior national team, leading Eagles to victory in the last two competitive matches played against Tanzania (AFCON2017 qualifier) and penultimate weekend 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola, Iheanacho has scored in the last four matches for Nigeria.
The Manchester City forward has also commanded regular shirt in the starting line-up of the Citizens.
According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the weekend, Enyimba’s Mfon Udon and Chisom Chikatara who plays for Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco are also among the list of 25 players nominated for the African Player of the Year based in Africa category.