Ghana has missed out on hosting a third successive CAF African Player awards gala as this year’s event will be held in Lagos, CAF have confirmed.
The last two editions have been staged in the Ghanaian capital; Accra with Yaya Toure claiming the African Player of the Year award on both occasions.
The 2013 edition has however been scheduled for early next year in the Nigerian city.
Africa’s flagship football awards gala has been held in five cities since Globacom won the rights to become headline sponsors.
The 2005 edition was held in Abuja (Nigeria), 2006 in Accra (Ghana), 2007-Lome (Togo), 2008-Lagos (Nigeria), 2009-Accra (Ghana), 2010 in Cairo (Egypt) and the last two editions in Accra Ghana.
Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure is currently the holder of the flagship award.
Below is the full list of categories to be contested for at the next CAF awards:
1. African Player of the Year
2. African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
3. National Team of the Year
4. Women’s National Team of the Year
5. Club of the Year
6. CAF Fair Play Award
7. Coach of the Year
8. Most Promising talent
9. Women’s Footballer of the Year
10. Referee of the Year
11. CAF Legend
12. Africa Fines XI
13. CAF Platinum Award