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Odegbami, Ladipo hail Musa, Enyeama nomination for Glo-CAF Awards

Former Green Eagles captain Segun Odegbami and President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo have commended the nomination of two Nigerian…

Former Green Eagles captain Segun Odegbami and President General of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo have commended the nomination of two Nigerian players for 2015 African Player of the Year Award.
Lille of France Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow were included in the 37-man list released by the Confederation of African Football on Sunday in Cairo.
Odegbami, in reaction to the nomination, stated that Nigerian players need to work harder in order to have more of them on the list next year, adding that the nomination of two players is good but we need to have more of them on the list in order to be sure of making it to the top three.
“Our players should work hard and play major roles in their clubs so that we can have more Nigerians on the list and hopefully win the Award next year,” Odegbami stated.
 On his part, Ladipo, who described the nominations as a good development for the Nigeria football, expressed hope that one of the nominees would be crowned African football king.
“It’s a good development, hoping that the players will make it to the last three and one of them will pick the award after no Nigerian has won the award in many years,” said Ladipo.
Other notable names in the list are reigning African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Cote D’Ivoire,  Borussia Dortmund and Gabon’s Pierre-Memerick  Aubameyang and Yacine Brahimi of Algeria and FC Porto.
The list is prepared through a vigorous selection process by the Technical, Football and Media Committees of CAF, taking into account the performance of the players for their national teams and clubs from January to November of each year. The ultimate winner of the award will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches or the Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.
The annual award, sponsored by Nigerian telecommunication giant, Globacom is expected to congregate top football celebrities and government officials across Africa.
 

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