The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and telecommunications giants, Globacom on Thursday, 8 January 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria, extended the sponsorship contract for the CAF Awards.


The renewed partnership will see Globacom remain as the headline sponsor of the annual CAF Awards until 2018.


The signing ceremony took place on the eve of the 2014 Awards Gala with CAF President, Issa Hayatou penning for the continental football governing body and Mrs Gladys Talabi, Globacom’s Executive Director of Legal Services for her outfit.


“Today’s event will ensure that the symbiotic relationship which started about ten (10) years ago between CAF and Globacom is sustained for another four years. With this agreement, we wish to reiterate our commitment to further stimulate and inspire the growth of football in our treasured continent,” Mrs Talabi said.


On his part, CAF President Hayatou commended Globacom for their support towards the development of African football over the years with their involvement in the annual CAF awards.


“We appreciate your support and what you have achieved and we can only pay homage to you (Globacom) for the tremendous efforts done towards the development of African football,” Hayatou remarked.


CAF and Globacom entered into partnership in 2005 when the first five-year contract was signed in France. Following the expiration in 2010, the agreement was extended by a further four years, thus 2014.


Also present at the ceremony were CAF Executive Committee members, Amadou Diakite, Adoum Djibrine, Anjorin Moucharafou, Kalusha Bwalya; FIFA Executive Committee member Jacques Anouma and CAF Deputy General Secretary, Essam Ahmed.