An array of prominent global figures, including FIFA President Gianni Infantino and CAF President Ahmad, political chieftains, football stars, renowned administrators past and present, captains of industry, legends of the Nigeria game and oaks of the entertainment industry are now confirmed for the inaugural edition of the AITEO/CAF Football Awards holding at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday.
FIFA and CAF sources confirmed to thenff.com on Sunday that Infantino and Ahmad will arrive in Nigeria on Monday and would be live at the event venue alongside Presidents of about 20 Member Associations of FIFA.
NFF 1st Vice President and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi told thenff.com that broadcast partners SuperSport and Africa Independent Television (AIT) will relay the program live as from 7pm.
“SuperSport and AIT will broadcast the Awards ceremony live, starting from 7pm, and it will last for exactly 90 minutes – the period of a football match.”
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is expected alongside a number of his cabinet members, with AITEO Vice President/CEO Francis Peters and top shots of the Sponsor company also set to add glamour to the big event.
Officials informed thenff.com that though Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung is outside the country and unable to attend, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Olusade Adesola will attend the ceremony.
Venue is the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotels & Suites, with cocktails slated for 6pm – 6.45pm.