Africa's Best (2005) - Didier Drogba

Discussion in 'Africa' started by Kwame_Toronto, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Kwame_Toronto

    Kwame_Toronto New Member

    Oct 11, 2004

    Hopefully, the first of many for the Ivorian. Never heard of this award: Golden Lion prize, which is voted by African sports journalists and conducted by this Moroccan newspaper. (Any Moroccans in the house verify the credibility of this newspaper? :) I will assume it's like France Football award for the Euros.

    I see it as African journos voting for the player who performed well on African soil. No doubt, Eto'o would have won it if Cam made it to the WC.

    Congratulations Didier. :)
    For what it's worth, I think Drogba should be 2005 APOY.

    Tight voting outcome:
    Drogba - 146 points
    Eto'o - 144
    Essien - 54

    Here's the article from BBC:

  2. gohb

    gohb Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    I don't know how anyone can choose between Eto'o and Drogba. Two greats performing at top level for maybe the two best club teams in the world. But if I had to choose, Drogba, because he helped lead Cote D'Ivoire into the World Cup.
  3. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Yeah, that vote tally (146-144) shows how even they are these days.
  4. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Drogba definitally deserved it! Congrats!

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