Glo-CAF Awards 2010: Who Will Make It!


4-3-1 does not quite make it as playing formation but come Monday, December 20, 2010 night, one of the above numbers might resonate a significant meaning.
Samuel Eto’o is eyeing his 4th CAF Footballer of the Year title, in a fascinating contest, that could also make Didier Drogba a 3rd time winner or see Asamoah Gyan crowned first time winner of the prestigious award.
Africa’s finest Footballer for this year will be announced at the GLO-CAF Awards Gala to be held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Only a brave pundit would predict the outcome in the men’s tight race to the award. The three candidates are gifted players who have scaled great heights this year showcasing Africa’s ever improving and growing football pedigree.
Asamoah Gyan is the new kid on the block, who has lit up the African continent and world football starting with this year’s African Cup of Nations in January in Angola and stepped up the momentum with two man-of-the-match performances at the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Didier Drogba at 32 is getting even better with age and led from the front at club and country in 2010. He might have won more with his Premiership side Chelsea’s but he isn’t a crowd favorite for nothing; he is a top-class player world over and is not about to give up his crown any time soon. If anything he is focused on his hat-trick of titles.
Samuel Eto’o has been named the top footballer three times already and his stellar performance in 2010 mostly with Internationale Milan put him in a better position for a fourth win. The Cameroonian was red-hot in the European Champions League and Italian domestic league scene scoring goals for fun. He added a third European Champions League medal to his impressive collection.
There is an arm’s length list of achievements strewn from all angles and sides when you look at the candidates for 2010 Glo-CAF Footballer of the Year award, making it a hard call to decide the winner but come Monday night in Cairo 4-3-1, one of those numbers will usher a significant win.
Source: CAF