The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has commended the Confederation of African Football and the sponsors of the annual football awards, Aiteo, for the huge improvement experienced with the January 4 event that took place at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.
Ambode noted that it was a typical Nigerian show that took place in Ghana.
He expressed delight over the blend of music and sports while he also hailed the organisers for the honour given to past football heroes on the continent.
“I am happy to be part of it all especially because it was a huge improvement on the past editions. All the nominees were present and we saw many ex-players given due recognition at the event.
“I commend CAF and Aiteo for raising the bar. We decided to key in as a state so that we can learn from the organisation.
Lagos is known for the best and that is why we came to Ghana to witness the awards and put some of the salient things noticed here to use back home. “
Ambode also showered praises on the Women’s Player of the Year, Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, who gave an emotional speech after picking up her award.
“She spoke from her heart and it was obvious she worked so hard to prove a point with that award. I am proud she is Nigerian because we are noted for such hard-fighting spirit. I am happy for her,” the governor said.