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Voting opens for African player award

BBC African Footballer of the Year award nominees (Clockwise from bottom left): Samuel Eto'o, Mohamed Aboutrika, Emmanuel Adebayor, Didier Drogba and Amr Zaki

The five candidates for the 2008 BBC African Footballer of the Year award have been revealed on the BBC's African sports programme Fast Track.

The nominees are: Mohamed Aboutrika, Emmanuel Adebayor, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Amr Zaki.

You can vote for your choice right up until 9 January and the winner will be announced a week later.

The prestigious award is the only one of its kind to be decided ultimately by the fans.

The BBC canvassed football experts across Africa to compile the shortlist.

Last year's winner was Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal and Togo, who used the award to launch his so-called 'Tour of Hope' back to his home country.

Previous winners of the BBC African Footballer of the Year award:

2007 - Emmanuel Adebayor

2006 - Michael Essien

2005 - Mohamed Barakat

2004 - Jay-Jay Okocha

2003 - Jay-Jay Okocha

2002 - El Hadji Diouf

2001 - Sammy Kuffour

2000 - Patrick Mboma



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see also
Adebayor's triumphant return to Togo
20 Jun 08 |  Africa
Adebayor receives BBC award
04 Jun 08 |  African
Adebayor wins BBC player award
17 Jan 08 |  African


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