Updated: 04/11/17 : 06:47:53
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Sligo Rovers awards night honours Ndo

SOCCER LEGEND Joey Ndo was inducted into Sligo Rovers Hall of Fame last night, Friday.

He was a key member of the team which won the SSE Airtricity League title five years ago.

Most Gifted

Possibly the most gifted player ever to play in the League of Ireland, the retired Cameroon international summed it up simply and brilliantly.

He said: “For the fans that came every week, I had to entertain them, it was my job.

“I want to thank the fans, he added: “It was a pleasure to play in front of you. It was a pleasure to see the smile on your faces.”

Ndo was speaking at the annual Sligo Rovers Gala Night held in the Clayton Hotel.

See video below for one of the many ‘specials’ Ndo delivered in his Showgrounds career, captured by RTÉ against Derry City.

Spirit Award

Tony Quinn received the Spirit of Sligo Rovers for his voluntary work over the years, which included a stint as Chairman of the club.

“Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love Sligo Rovers,” Tony told the Gala Night gathering.

Meanwhile, Kyle Callan-McFadden was named Player of the Year, while team mate Regan Donelon was named Young Player of the Year.

Both players have already been re-signed by the Bit o’ Red for season 2018.

The main winner, Callan-McFadden is a 22 years old native of Ramelton, County Donegal.

Irish Caps

He joined Sligo Rovers last December after a year in America with the Orlando City club.

Callan-McFadden has played for Ireland at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 levels.

His club football includes a career with Swilly Rovers before moving on to the youth academy at Norwich City.

In other categories last night Shay Doherty was named the club’s Under 19 Player of the Year while Niall Morahan was named in the Under 17 category.

Dignitaries on the night include Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach Seamus Kilgannon.

Finally, fans at home and abroad were kept fully briefed on the Gala Night awards through regular updates and tweets.