The Ghanaian government has declared its readiness to ensure a successful and memorable 2009 edition of the Glo-CAF awards scheduled to hold in Accra on Thursday, March 11.
Deputy Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Nortey Duah, said the country had put structures in place to support the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and sponsors of the awards, Globacom, in hosting the best awards ceremony ever held in the history of the event.
Hon. Duah made the declaration at the unveiling of Ivory Coastâ€™s Didier Drogba, Camerounâ€™s Samuel Eto-O Fils and Ghanaâ€™s Michael Essien as the Top 3 contenders for the Glo-CAF African Footballer of the Year Award.
â€œWe are glad that Glo chose Ghana to host this edition. We are indeed proud that we have again been found worthy of hosting this prestigious show after the second edition in 2007. Let me assure CAF and Glo that Ghana is ready.
We are putting all arrangements in place to make it a very beautiful experience for all our guests,â€ the deputy minister stated.
He expressed happiness with the nomination of Essien for the Footballer of the Year crown as well as other Ghanaian nominees for other awards, adding, â€œWe are hopeful that Essien will win the ultimate prize.â€
Ghana also got nominations in the following categories: Black Stars for the national team of the year, Dominic Adiyah for the young player of the year and Silas Tetteh for coach of the year.