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BBC snubs Ghanaian players for this year's African Player of the Year award

Published on: 22 November 2012

No Ghanaian player made the short list for this year's BBC African Footballer of the Year Award.

This means Ghana will be unable to defend its title in the awards voted for by the fans after Andre Ayew won it last year.

The annual accolade by the global media firm is handed to the most outstanding African player in and outside the continent.

This year's edition will see competition from the Ivorian duo of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba, Demba Ba from Senegal, Morocco's Younes Belhanda and Zambia skipper Christopher Katongo.

Toure who is being nominated for the second consecutive time is the overwhelming favourite to win the award this year after losing out to Ayew in the previous edition.

The ex Barcelona player has been immense for Manchester City since arriving nearly three seasons ago.

He is currently the reigning African Player of the Year and appears to be head above shoulder against his peers to land the prestigious accolade which will be announced December 13.



  • One Andy says:
    November 23, 2012 08:16 am
    with all due respect SKYBAR how did he manage to come out as man of the tournament at AFCON 2012 when Toure was also there?
  • Papa G says:
    December 17, 2012 05:27 pm
    Skybar, where are you Man. Africa has spoken and Chris Katongo is Africa's choice.
  • SKYBAR says:
    November 22, 2012 06:33 pm
    These Zambians shd bear in mind that Katongo or wateva they call him is nt yet recognised in African futbal nd so Toure can neva be there nd any other person wins
  • Don Justy says:
    November 22, 2012 05:32 pm
    Bcos he killed Gh is enof to make him d best. That tells u how huge Gh is. I tell Christo-who? Is nofing more dan a local champion, n dats true. Get a life boy...
  • Bediako Asare says:
    November 22, 2012 11:30 am
  • Bediako Asare says:
    November 22, 2012 11:20 am
    Watching from the terraces.We shall see who is going to win!
  • Kings of africa zambia 4 u says:
    November 22, 2012 03:03 pm
    Cris katongo- the bullet that killed ghana in ndola, is by far the most acomplishd player in africa. chipolopolo for life.