Oliseh to host Glo/CAF Awards

Oliseh to host Glo/CAF Awards Nigeria Super Eagles

Posted: 26 December 2013 Time: 09:13 am

Sunday Oliseh will anchor the Glo/CAF Awards alongside South Africa's Carol Tshabalala on January 9, 2014.

The former Super Eagles captain held sway in Nigeria's defensive midfield for nearly a decade, and played for notable clubs like Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Vfl Bochum before retiring from football in 2006.

Oliseh, who won 64 international caps, is mostly remembered for scoring the winning goal in the group stage match against Spain in the 1998 World Cup, as Nigeria prevailed 3–2. He is now a football pundit with SuperSport.

Tshabalala on the other hand, is an award-winning South African sports TV and radio presenter, MC and boxing ring announcer.

In 2011, she hosted the coveted Fifa Ballon D'or awards ceremony in Zurich with CNN anchor, Pedro Pinto.

Oliseh and Tshabalala are expected to add to the glitz and glamour of the 2013 Glo/CAF Awards Gala night at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos.

Article by: Uche George Egbe

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posted: 09:49am 26/12/2013
Our land,our cup,our anchor,....At least we should claim two awards,...especially african footballer of the year
posted: 09:51am 26/12/2013
Nice one, do us proud.
posted: 10:06am 26/12/2013
Young player of the year- Nigeria

Team of the Year- Nigeria

Coach of the year - Nigeria

African player based in africa- Nigeria

African footballer of the year - Ivory coast or Nigeria
posted: 10:08am 26/12/2013
So it would be fair to have anchor who is also from Nigeria. Someone who would add glamour to the show and talk good about us while we scoop the awards.
GoodLuck Jonathan
posted: 10:24am 26/12/2013
Vincent Enyeama should win African Player Of The Year...He has been more consistent at club level than Mikel n even won player of the months of October n November in French League - not an easy feat for a goal-keeper, moreover its been ages a goal-keeper last won the award.
posted: 11:03am 26/12/2013
I don't care who wins it,what i want is for a nigerian to win it
GoodLuck Jonathan
posted: 11:27am 26/12/2013
@feccojunior,abi? thats very true....Any Nigerian is acceptable.
posted: 11:30am 26/12/2013
Congrats Sunday Oliseh. Go and make us proud.

Away from the subject, I’d like to initiate a healthy debate in KON forunites and concerned fans of Nigerian football. Participants are to provide answers and reasons for their choices .Below are questions and options to select from based on Nigeria’s football performances in 2013 ( this is strictly for Nigerian football fans ):

(1) Nigeria’s coach of the year (a) Salifu Yusuf (b) Steven Keshi (c) Manu Garba (4) Mohammed Babaganaru

(2) Super Eagles player of the year (a) Vincent Enyeama (b) Mikel Obi (c) Ogenyi Onazi (d) Emmanuel Emenike

(3) NPL team of the year (a) Kano Pillars (b) Warri Wolves (c) Enyimba FC (d) El-Kanemi Warriors

(4) Best Goalkeeper (a) Dele Alampasu (b) Chigozie Agbim (c) Vincent Enyeama (d) Austin Ejide

(5) Nigeria’s young player of the year (a) Dele Alampasu (b) Kelechi Iheanacho (c) Taiwo Awoniyi (d) Yahaya

(6) Super Eagles best player based in Africa (a) Chigozie Agbim (b) Muhamed Gambo (c) Sunday Mba (c) Azubike Egwueke

(7) Super Defender of the year : (a) Godfrey Oboabona (b) Efe Ambrose (c) Kenneth Omeruo (d) Elderson Echiejile

(8) Captain of the year (a) Musa Muhamed (b) Vincent Enyeama

(9) Sports Governor of the year (a) Emmanuel Uduaghan (b) Babatunde Raji Fashola

(3) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (4) Liyel Imoke

(10) From U-17,U-20 and Super Eagles , select your all-star team.

Note: Endeavor to post comments bereft of abusive language(s) .
posted: 11:34am 26/12/2013
What has Yaya Toure done to deserve to be crown Africa footballer of the year?
posted: 11:47am 26/12/2013
@jossy, Y Toure is a holding midfielder who scores week in week out for Man City.
I am afraid they might base the decision to give him the award on that fact.
posted: 11:56am 26/12/2013
Seeing a Nigerian win the award would be a wonderful new year gift to the entire country. I wish the Nigerian nominees all the luck they need, but I must admit it would take a lot to edge out Y Toure. Compliments of the season.
posted: 11:57am 26/12/2013
Seeing a Nigerian win the award would be a wonderful new year gift to the entire country. I wish the Nigerian nominees all the luck they need, but I must admit it would take a lot to edge out Y Toure. Compliments of the season.
posted: 12:12pm 26/12/2013
1. Nigerian's coach of the year......... Manu Garba (i could have given it to keshi, but manu really got technics, he knows how to handle his boys, more as a father, his team showed d best display ever in history in naija soccer, always hungry for goals. )

2.super eagles player of the year.... Vincent Enyeama.....he has really hustled himself to the top, really deserves more award.

3.. Enyimba.
4.Best goal keeper,... Vincent Enyeama (again)
5. Nigerias young player of the year.... i would give it to Awoniyi, this lad really gave it all, even when i personally almost lost hope when success got injured, he wasnt selfish, very humble.

6 . super eagles best player based in africa ... hmm honestly cant pick any from ur options, i'd rather give it to an u-17 player...which would be kelechi Iheanacho, but if u insist i choose one from ur options, i go for azubuike, cuz the guy really surprised many even though he makes lil mistake sometimes.

7. Defender of the year.... i will choose godfrey oboabona, he has been very good, saved us alot in ethiopia, covered azubuikes lapses, even when nesta was injured, he was a one man army.
8.captain of the year......enyeama (ozokwa)
9. Sports gov of the year...... liyel imoke, the man really helped our u17 and SE alot, even visited in dubai, he has been a great help.
10. Star team of e year..... u17 all d way..... i really hope thisnteam stays together, they r just toooooooooo gooooooood, am so obsessed with the team.

Sorry for any typo, wrote this with my phone

posted: 12:13pm 26/12/2013
Sorry, Nr. 3. Was supposed to be Enyimba
posted: 12:14pm 26/12/2013
Mikel Obi is African Zidane and for sure He's gonna b crown CAF player of the year
posted: 12:15pm 26/12/2013
Lol, silly mistake, still a lil hangover, i was right with nr. 3

Achi, TCL
posted: 12:16pm 26/12/2013
In all fairness, Vincent Enyeama deserves to win African Footballer of the Year. Yaya may have some skills, but he lacks the humility and fear of God that Enyeama consistently projects. Wasn't Yaya shamed in SA when he arrogantly christined the SE 'Chickens'? But then our young players caged him and aging Drogba, as they strutted about like Dangote's overloaded trucks. An intelligent footballer shouldn't be so cocky. We're talking of someone being a role model for young footballers. Yaya: red card.
chris madu
posted: 12:34pm 26/12/2013
@Game 14:

1. STEPHEN KESHI (It has been a while we won Nations Cup, and world cup where we had qualification for World Cup in our hands all the way...I am not a personal fan of his though . MANU GARBA was gifted with exceptional players).

2. EMMANUEL EMENIKE (coming to our rescue at critical games. Almost singlehandedly qualified us in our away game against Ethiopia out of nothing, u know the rest).


4. VINCENT ENYEAMA (DELE was good no doubt but he had a great team ahead of him, greater than what Enyeama had in the Eagles).


6. SUNDAY MBA (May not have been good lately but we can't take away anything from his crucial cup winning goals)

7. EFE AMBROSE (This is my hardest pick because GODFREY OBOABONA brings a lot of maturity to the mid defence so much you won't know he was based in Nigeria few months ago. I like what EFE AMBROSE brings to the attack, I wonder why people criticise him when hi coach still plays him)

8. MUSA MOHAMMED all the way (I have never believed in a goalkeeping captain, they can't add much to the team except when they are under attack...I think it is a waste).

9. NO IDEA ( I have not been following governors in sports this year)

10. U-17 (and this is not just about Iheanacho; Nwakali, Yahaya, Abubakar in defence, Awoniyi...the team is just too blessed!)
posted: 12:39pm 26/12/2013
Truth be told it is yaya toure' s for the taking ,mikel failed 2 enforce him self in Chelsea , he only does well 4 Nigeria
posted: 12:50pm 26/12/2013
I would like to see a Nigerian win the award this year but CAF is very corrupt. It might be a repeat of what happened to Okocha.

All the past years CAF always narrowed the list down to 3 players. This year, a year Nigerians performed very well, they have left the list of nominees at 10. This reduces the chances of the Nigerians because voters will have more options and our votes will be spread amongst our players.

Because of this I believe Yaya will win it even though he does not deserve it this year. Yaya did not have a better year than our players. We can only pray I am wrong. I do not trust CAF at all.
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