Four days to the 2009 Glo-Caf awards ceremony, organisers of the event have promised to deliver a spectacular show consistent with the world class standards of the last four editions sponsored by Globacom, the telecoms giant.
Officials of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are already in Accra to team up with the Globacom project team and the event managers, True Colour Events of South Africa as they put finishing touches to the ceremony.
Suleiman Habuba, the CAF Communications Director, arrived Sunday in Accra while the CAF President and General Secretary will arrive on Tuesday.
Bobby Scott of True Colour Events described the setting up of the venue as progressing perfectly. â€œWe are pleased with the progress and can confidently state that we are on target to deliver a spectacular event that will make Africa proudâ€, Scott declared.
Habuba said on arrival that CAF had all along been receiving reports of the progress made by Globacom towards delivering one of the best awards ceremony in the history of football.
He said most of the nominees had confirmed their attendance.
â€œGlobacom has provided sufficient accommodation for the nominees and the delegation from CAF made up of the members of the Executive Committee and the secretariatâ€, Habuba disclosed.
Globacom officials said reservation had been made for hundreds of guests at major hotels in Accra. â€œWe did this because we are passionate about the comfort of our guestsâ€, said the official.
The 2009 Glo_Caf Awards ceremony will hold on Thursday, March 11 at the State House Banquet Hall,Accra. Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast, Michael Essien of Ghana and Samuel Eto of Cameroon are the leading contenders for the African Footballer of the Year title won last year by Emmanuel Seyi Adebayor of Togo.
Awards will also be given in ten other categories.