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I stand an equal chance of winning 2012 African Player of the Year - Ayew

Posted On Tuesday, 27th November 2012
I stand an equal chance of winning 2012 African Player of the Year - Ayew

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew

By Ameenu Shardow

Andre Ayew believes his chances of being named 2012 African Footballer of the Year are as good as his other competitors for the prestigious award.

The Ghana international is part of a five-man shortlist alongside Cameroonian Alexander Song, Senegal striker Demba Ba and the Ivorian duo of Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure for the award which will be handed out on December 20 in Accra, Ghana.

The Olympique Marseille player emerged joint-top scorer for the Black Stars at the 2012 Nations Cup with two of Ghana’s five goals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

He has also been instrumental for his club in both domestic and continental competitions in the season under review.

Many have however criticized the choice of Demba Ba, Alex Song and Ayew to the snub of Zambia captain Chris Katongo who emerged the best player at the last Nations Cup.

But the 2009 U-20 World Cup winning captain believes he has done enough to deserve the nomination and is looking ahead to winning it this year after coming behind Seydou Keita and Yaya Toure in the previous edition.

“I am very much humbled by this nomination,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“It is every player’s dream to earn such recognition and I believe my hard work ensured I got on the shortlist.

“It is true I’m competing against the finest players from Africa but we all stand an equal chance of winning.”

Ayew is currently the reigning BBC African Footballer of the Year but will be unable to defend his title after failing to make the shortlist for the British media firm.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    MOUF MOUF WINNER. DEDE, STOP YELLING MAKE I STOP LISSEN. YAHYA IS THE WINNER

  2. bawah says:

    THIS NO BE MOUTH MOUTH!NA TRUE.MAKE U SEE OH DEDE WON 1-BABY CAN 2- BABY WORLD CUP 3- FINALIST SENIOR CAN 4- SENIOR WORLD CUP: QUARTER FINALIST IN THE SAME YEAR!ONLY FRANCOPHONE PLAYERS CAN WIN THE AWARD!

  3. Chibesa says:

    Afcon winners since 2004.Tunisia 2004,Egypt 2006,2008 and 2010,Zambia 2012.Tournaments are won by strong teams,not just a collection of super stars!

    • Ghanaman says:

      Ghana’s final game appearances = 8!
      Ghana’s cup = 4
      Ghana’s world cup record = only African country to make the R16 and Quarter Final

      This was done by Stars and Strong teams!! This record will never be achieved by another African country.

      • KWAME PITO says:

        If a team makes it to AFCON FINALS 8 times, that shows you they are a high calibre team. not one that pops out of nowhere to win 1 final and dissapears.

        • pat zambia says:

          and beats a team which has been to the world cup quarter finals twice in a year….NOW THAT IS A STRONGER TEAM………..

          • KWAME PITO says:

            you dont get the point. Beating the best team does not make you the best. History and consistency does. You can beat brazil sometime but that doesnt mean you are better han brazil. Argentina lost to nigeria by 3 goals to zero recently and ethiopia beat nigeria. How about that? Zambia is WACK!

  4. Great says:

    Dede can win dis caf award. Its a long time a ghanaian won it so let us support him to win.

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