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Last Updated: Friday, 30 April, 2004, 21:56 GMT 22:56 UK
Eto'o wins African award
Samuel Eto'o Fils with Caf's Footballer of the Year award
Samuel Eto'o Fils won Caf's 2003 Footballer of the Year award
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o Fils has been named African Footballer of the Year in Yaoundé.

The Real Mallorca player was rewarded for a series of outstanding performances in the Confederations Cup.

Eto'o beat Nigeria midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba to the award.

He follows compatriots Roger Milla, Thomas N'Kono, Jean-Manga Onguene, Theophile Abega and Patrick Mboma in taking African football's top individual prize.

Orlando Pirates and South Africa striker Lesley Manyathela, who died in a car accident last year, was posthumously given the Goal of the Year, with his mother collecting the award.

The list of major winners at Caf's 2003 African football awards:

Footballer of the Year: Samuel Eto'o (Real Mallorca, Spain and Cameroon)

Young Player of the Year: Obafemi Martins (Inter Milan, Italy and Nigeria)

Coach of the Year: Kadiri Ikhana (Enyimba, Nigeria)

Club of the Year: Enyimba (Nigeria)

Team of the Year: Cameroon

Best African Champions League player: Dramane Traore (Ismaili, Egypt)

Goalkeeper of the Year: Idriss Carlos Kameni (Le Havre, France and Cameroon)

Best televised goal of the year: Lesley Manyathela (Orlando Pirates, South Africa).

Where now for Eto'o?
16 Apr 04  |  African

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