The award will be held in January 2014.
The Gala event will be held in Lagos, Nigeria on the January 9, 2014.The event has been held in five cities; the 2005 edition was held in Abuja (Nigeria), 2006 in Accra (Ghana), 2007-Lome (Togo), 2008-Lagos (Nigeria), 2009-Accra (Ghana), 2010 in Cairo (Egypt) and the last two editions in Accra, Ghana.
The annual award s sponsored by Nigerian telecommunication giant, Globacom.
Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure, is the current African Player of the Year, having won the last two editions, while the 2013 African Player of the Year – Based in Africa- is Mohamed Abou Trieka of Egypt.
Awards Categories for the 2013 awards:
1. African Player of the Year
2. African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
3. National Team of the Year
4. Women’s National Team of the Year
5. Club of the Year
6. CAF Fair Play Award
7. Coach of the Year
8. Most Promising talent
9. Women’s Footballer of the Year
10. Referee of the Year
11. CAF Legend
12. Africa Finest XI
13. CAF Platinum Award
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