CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is currently on a visit to Senegal where he confirmed the upcoming annual awards of the body to take place in the country’s capital Dakar on January 8, 2019.
Senegal FA president Augustin Senghor earlier announced the venue of the event last June but there were speculations that it could relocated due to reconstruction projects in the city.
“The unveiling of the 2018 African Footballer of the Year will take place in Dakar on January 8 in collaboration with Senegalese authorities,” Ahmad announced on Wednesday evening.
“The local organising committee has been put in place and has begun work.
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“I would like to thank Senegal president Macky Sall who accepted to host such a huge sporting event. And also the sport ministry and the football federation,” he said.
The list of nominees will be released in the coming weeks, according to Ahmad.
As usual, dozens of prizes will be distributed, including the flagship accolade which is the African Footballer of the Year.