CAF name it fake
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the list that has been out for the nominees for the African Player of the Year award is fake.
Africa’s controlling football body has released a statement saying the list released two days ago on various international sites, naming the likes of Didier Drogba, Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’o and Kevin-Prince Boateng, and South Africa’s Steven Pienaar, among a 17-man nomination list vying for the award is “fictitious.”
“The attention of the Confederation of African Football has been drawn to a fictitious list purporting to be that of nominees for the 2010 Glo-CAF Player of the Year awards,” the statement read.
“CAF wishes to state clearly that the list did not emanate from its offices as there are known procedures for the listing of nominees for the award. In the last five years, CAF and Globacom Limited, sponsors of the award ceremony have consistently announced the list through scheduled media events and the same procedure will be followed for the 2010 award nominees.
“In addition, such a list if authored by CAF and Globacom will be posted on the official websites of the two organizations and this has not been the case in respect of the current fictitious list making the rounds. We therefore urge the general public and the football community to disregard the said list circulating in some media.”
CAF further stated it will in the days ahead use “appropriate channels” to unveil the list of the nominees for the award.
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