Mbwana Samatta Shines @ GLO CAF 2015 Awards
Mbwana Samatta won African Player Of the Year last night at 2015 GLO CAF Awards in Abuja! Many Congratulations to him! ...and yes he did the diamond pose ...ha ha
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday, January 7, 2016 named Africa’s best players of 2015 in an awards gala that was held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria, The winners were decided by votes of the Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.Acting President of FIFA and CAF President, Alhaji Issa Hayatou graced the event, leading a delegation of FIFA and CAFexecutives.The event, sponsored by Nigerian telecommunication outfit, Globacom, was a night to celebrate and reward sporting excellence, also showcased superb and first-class entertainment from outstanding entertainers across different parts of Africa. There were musical performances by Shatta Wale (Ghana), Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Salif Keita (Mali), Awilo Longomba (DR Congo) and Nigerians King Sunny Ade, Dija, Korede Bello, Flavour, Omawumi, Bez and Ego.The crème de la crème of football administrators around the continent were in attendance .For the African Player of the Year – Based in Africa, Tanzanian Mbwana Aly Samatta was decorated, becoming the first from East Africa to win the coveted prize, reserved for footballers plying their trade on the continent.Samatta garnered 127 points, ahead of his TP Mazembe teammate and DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Muteba Kidiaba, who amassed 88 points.