By Okeowo Oladapo
Today, the sporting world would turn its eyes towards International Conference Centre, Abuja for the 2016 Glo CAF Awards Gala.
The event, which promises to be a glittering affair of music, laughter and joy, is a celebration of the strides and the achievements of players from African countries in the last calendar year.
This year’s edition will be hosted by veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo (Nigeria) and Mimi Fawaz, premium show host and presenter of Sports 360 on Vox Africa.
Different categories, including the African Footballer of the Year category, would be decided. Below are the categories that have Nigerians nominated.
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)
Elizabeth ADDO (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik)
Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE (Cameroon & Rossyanka)
Most Promising Talent
Elia MESCHAK (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)
Naby KEITA (Guinea & RB Leipzig)
Youth Player of the Year
Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal)
Eric AYIAH (Ghana and Charity FC)
Sandra OWUSU-ANSAH (Ghana and Supreme Ladies)
Coach of the Year
Florent IBENGE (DR Congo national team)
Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Florence OMAGBEMI (Nigeria women’s national team)
Women’s National Team of the Year
You can check here for the full list of nominees.