Ex Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe handed international award in Abidjan

By Ameenu Shardow
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Ex Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe was handed an award at the second edition of the ‘La Nuit de Football African’ ceremony last week in Abidjan.

The 49-year-old was honoured for his exploits in football administration and management on the world stage.

Baffoe has been working with FIFA and CAF in recent years.

He has worked as General Co-ordinator for high profile matches and tournaments including the Africa Cup of Nations, 2012 Olympics Games in London and the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

The ex Ghana defender was the man in charge of the biggest venue during the Confederations Cup, Maracana – where he led out Brazil and Spain in the grand finals.

Baffoe who played for nine different clubs during his professional career including Fortuna Dusseldorf, Metz and OGC Nice shared the stage with African legends George Weah, Antoine Belle, Roger Miller and Rabah Madjer who were all awarded for their continued exemplary roles in the development of African football.

The ex defender aside his work with CAF and FIFA works in his native Ghana as a television presenter and also the general secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, a welfare body that seeks the interest of current and former players.

This is the second edition of ‘La Nuit de Football African’ awards ceremony which seeks to recognize and honour the exploits of former and current African footballers, coaches, referees and administrators.

Ivory Coast and Manchester City star Yaya Toure received the grand prize on the night for his non-rival exploits for both club and country.

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