Who wins African Footballer of the year?
On Thursday at a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the nominees for the Glo-CAF Player of the Year 2009 award.
The nominees are:
Michael Essien (Ghana and Chelsea)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon and Inter Milan)
Didier Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire and Chelsea)
Seydou Keita (Mali and Barcelona)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire and Barcelona)
Nominees history with the award
Essien has always been shortlisted since 2006 for the award.
Eto’o won the award the back to back in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Drogba won crowned African Footballer of the Year in 2006.
Both Yaya Toure and Seidou Keita have never been nominated for the award.
You can find the profiles of the nominees here
What would come as a surprise is that last year’s winner, Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo and Mnchester City) did not make the list.
Votes from head coaches of the National Associations affiliated to CAF will decide the winner of the award.
Well, until February 25, 2010 when the winner is crowned, the question still remains who wins the African Footballer of the year award?