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CAF Dismiss ‘Player Of The Year Award’ Nominees List

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has with immediate effect distanced itself from a list purporting to contain the nominees for the 2010 Glo-CAF Player of the Year Award.

Recently, there has been a string of media claims highlighting the possible nominees for the 2010 Glo-CAF Player of the Year Award. Among the top contenders on the speculated list is Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Ghana’s Michael Essien and Cameroon’s Samuel Et’o among many others that shines at the 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa.

“CAF wishes to state clearly that the list did not emanate from its offices as there are known procedures for the listing of nominees for the awards,” according to an emailed statement from CAF in Egypt.

The statement further noted that “In the last five years, CAF and Globacom Limited, sponsors of the award ceremony have consistently announced the list through scheduled media events and the same procedure will be followed for the 2010 awards nominees. In addition, such a list if authored by CAF and Globacom will be posted on the official websites of the two organizations and this has not been the case in respect of the list making the rounds”.

The continental soccer governing organ has cautioned the general public and the football community to disregard the said list circulating in some media circles and that CAF will in the days ahead use appropriate channels to unveil the list of leading nominees....
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Posted By: Sanday Chongo Kabange
Country: Zambia
Category: Sports
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