African Footballer of the Year

By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Accra – Highly tipped by pundits to clinch the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award, Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was held off by his compatriot Yaya Toure on Thursday December 20 in Accra, Ghana, where the awards gala took place. Speaking to reporters, the former Chelsea talism...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 20th, 2012
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The changes in the Nigeria Premier League continues today (Friday) the Nigeria Football Federation releases the names of those appointed on an interim basis run the league until a new board is constituted. The NFF board was scheduled to meet on Thursday night to fine-tune the list and the draft terms...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Dec 20th, 2012
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Yaya Toure has been named the 2012 African Player of the Year, picking up the award for the second year in a row. Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Toure, 29, beat off prestigious competition from the likes of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Barcelona’s Alex Song who ended sec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Oct 14th, 2012
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The tiny Cape Verde Islands eliminated former World Cup quarterfinalists Cameroon on Sunday to win a place at the African Nations Cup soccer finals for the first time despite losing 2-1 in the second leg of their final-round qualifier. A country with a population of 500 000 pulled off one of the bigg...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 6th, 2012
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THE LATE Rashidi Yekini’s lawyer and neighbours have asked for a probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the ex-World Cup star. Nigeria’s all-time leading scorer Yekini died on Friday and he was buried the following day in his home town of Iraa in Kwara State. However, Yekini’s lawyer Ju...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 6th, 2012
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On a night when the moon and the stars were in their brightest and full state, Nigeria was thrown into mourning one of her heroes. Rashidi Yekini played for the Super Eagles for 14 years, between 1984 and 1998. His path to greatness was documented from being a roadside car mechanic to the nation’s fo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jan 7th, 2012
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Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o has had a 15-match ban reduced to eight months, meaning the former African Footballer of the Year will miss just four competitive matches before August. The decision was taken in the early hours of Saturday following a lengthy meeting of the Cameroon Football Feder...
By IndepthAfrica
In Odd News
Dec 26th, 2011
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All images courtesy of M24Degital   Georgette, wife of the highest-paid soccer player in the world, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, was photographed sunbathing topless on the edge of a pool. Source: M24Degital Related articles Cameroon banned captain Eto’o for 15 matches (indepthafric...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Dec 23rd, 2011
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Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was named African Footballer of the Year on Thursday. The 28-year-old finished ahead of Mali’s Seydou Keita and Ghanaian Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew in polling by national coaches of the 53-member associations of the Confederation of Afric...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Dec 21st, 2011
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Cameroon’s government is monitoring the situation after the decision by the country’s football federation to suspend captain Samuel Eto’o for 15 matches. The punishment, handed down on Friday after the federation said Eto’o had persuaded team mates not to travel to Algeria las...