Sierra Leone football legend, Mohamed Kallon was amongst other former African football greats who picked up awards last Wednesday at the Senegalese capital of Dakar for their outstanding contribution towards football in their respective countries.
The former Inter Milan and AS Monaco striker was amongst a galaxy of past and present international football stars who took part in the first edition of “African Football Greats Night”.
According to the organizers, at least 800 personalities – including journalists, officials and some football stars such as Cote d’Ivoire’s skipper Didier Drogba, Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o, Mali’s Seydou Keita, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Liberian legend George Weah, and Senegalese stars El Hadj Diouf, Khalilou Fadiga and Mamadou Niang – attended the event which was held at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar.
The event celebrates the history of African football in all its glory, according to its initiator, Senegalese journalist Aliou Goloko, who was responsible for the Goal Communications. He said awards were given to ex-footballers who had contributed immensely towards to promotion of football in their countries and helped make Africa proud in the international stage.
Also in attendance were Ghanaian legend Abedi Pele and his son Andre Ayew, former French internationals Patrick Vieira and Lillian Thuram, and Nigerian legend Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.
Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour, Ivorian band Magic System and TP Mazembe’s boss Moses Katumbi were also attendance.
Source : Concord Times