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Kelechi Iheanacho, Asisat Oshoala, Riyad Mahrez, Others Win Big at The GLO-CAF Awards 2016 | Full Winners List + First Photos

Kelechi Iheanacho, Asisat Oshoala, Riyad Mahrez, Others Win Big at The GLO-CAF Awards 2016 | Full Winners List + First Photos

Richard Mofe-Damijo and Mimi Fawaz
Richard Mofe-Damijo and Mimi Fawaz

For the third time, Abuja hosted the Globacom Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards. The 2016 edition of GLO-CAF Awards held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja. CAF with major backing from Nigerian telecom company, Glo holds an annual ceremony to celebrate Africa’s best and also announce the African Player of the Year.

This year’s award ceremony was hosted by Richard Mofe-Damijo and Mimi Fawaz with the green carpet being held down by Joselyn Dumas and Gordons.

Full list of Winners

African Player of the Year – Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)

Player of the Year – Based in Africa – Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundown)

Women’s player of the Year – Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)

Most Promising Talent – Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)

Youth Player of the Year – Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal)

Coach of the Year – Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Club of the Year – Mamelodi Sundowns

National Team of the Year – Uganda

Women’s National Team of the Year – Nigeria 

Referee of the Year – Bakary Papa GASSAMA (Gambia)     

Football Leader of the Year – Manuel LOPES NASCIMENTO, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation

Legend Awards

Laurent POKOU – Former player of Cote d’Ivoire

Emilienne MBANGO – Former player of Cameroon

Platinum Award

His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Africa Finest XI

Goalkeeper – Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)


Serge AURIER (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint-Germain)

Aymen ABDENNOUR (Tunisia & Valencia)

Eric BAILLY (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

Joyce LOMALISA (DR Congo & AS Vita)


Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

Keegan DOLLY (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)


Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)

Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool)

Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)


Aymen MATHLOUTHI (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

Kalidou KOULIBALY (Senegal & Napoli)

Salif COULIBALY (Mali & TP Mazembe)

Islam SLIMANI (Algeria & Leicester City)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)

Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)

Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal)

Guests and celebrities including Omawunmi, Reekado Banks and Flavour took to their Instagram pages to share photos of their looks and the event…

Joselyn Dumas

Denis Onyango

Reekado Banks

Flavour and Femi Kuti

Yemi Alade

Omawumi Megbele

Asisat Oshoala

Richard Mofe-Damijo, Mimi Fawaz and Jeremiah Ogbodo

Richard Mofe-Damijo and Mimi Fawaz


Joselyn Dumas, Omawumi and Gordons

Joselyn Dumas, Femi Kuti and Gordons

Joselyn Dumas and Gordons

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