RELIVE: World, African Legends match at the Pyramids
06 Jan 2020
- CAF Awards 2019 slated for 7 January in Hurghada, Egypt
- FIFA Legends took part in Q&A on Monday, before a Legends match at the iconic Pyramids
- Relive both of Monday's events on FIFA.com
Anticipation is mounting for the CAF Awards 2019, which will recognise African football's top performers of the year. Before the main event takes centre stage on 7 January in Hurghada, acclaimed footballers descended on Egypt to celebrate the occasion.
Youri Djorkaeff, Mido, Clementine Toure and Laura Georges participated in the FIFA Legends Talk at Cairo University on Monday 6 January. The heralded quintet fielded questions from students and you can relive the Q&A via the video above.
This was followed by a match pitting African and world legends against each other, with the pyramids serving as a striking backdrop for a game in which the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Cafu and Abedi Pele showcased their skills alongside Djorkaeff & Co. A dramatic encounter saw a seven-goal thriller played out in stunning surroundings.
The showpiece will be the #CAFAwards2019 ceremony, held on Tuesday. Ajara Nchout, Asisat Oshoala and Thembi Kgatlana are the three finalists for African Women's Player of the Year, while Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez are finalists for Men's Player of the Year.