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Yaya Toure heads a list of candidates for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award,

Posted: 5 November 2012 Time: 10:44

Last year's winner Yaya Toure heads a list of candidates for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award, which will be announced next month, the Confederation of African Football in Cairo said.

Toure is joined by former winner Didier Drogba and another Ivorian Gervinho on the 10-man shortlist.

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, Chelsea's John Obi Mikel and the former Arsenal midfielder Alexandre Song ensure a strong representation of players who competed in England's premier league during the year.

But Toure and Drogba are likely to find their toughest challenge for the award comes from French-based Younes Belhanda, the Morocco international who proved the key player in Montpellier's unexpected Ligue 1 success earlier this year.

Of the Zambia squad that won a surprise African Nations Cup title in February, only captain Chris Katongo made it onto the lost, which will be cut to three before the award is handed over in Accra on December 20.

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:07 am
Gervinho , Alexandre Song, John Obi Mikel I WONDER Y THE MADE THE LIST
Piratesmy religion
posted: 11:10 am
Didier Drogba, Katongo, thats all
0408424020(khosi village)
posted: 01:53 pm
Collins mbesuma and takesure chinyama hv my full suport hope t1 of them can take it to boost their confidence as they are on the mession of another star and DTC.
Tico MP
posted: 03:27 pm
no south african?
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