Arsenal’s Gervinho short-listed for African Player-Of-The-Year

There is very little doubt that the ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba must be favourite to win this years African-Player-Of-The-Year award after his brilliant contribution in winning the Champions League for his club, as well as helping the Ivory Coast to second place in the African Cup of Nations, but his Ivorian team-mate, Yaya Toure and Gervinho are also touted as possible winners.

The ex-Arsenal Alex Song, who recently moved to Barcelona is also there, as well as Demba Ba and John Obi Mikel from the Premiership who have contributed half of the nominated Top Ten.

The Full short-list of nominees is as follows……

Didier Drogba – Shanghai Shenhua

Yaya Toure – Manchester City

Gervinho – Arsenal

John Obi Mikel – Chelsea

Demba Ba – Newcastle

Younes Belhanda – Montpellier

Christopher Katongo – Henan Jianye

Alexandre Song – Barcelona

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – St Etienne

Andre Ayew – Marseille

There are certainly a lot of talented players on that list, but surely no-one can match Drogba in the trophy-winning department, except perhaps Yaya-Toure who was also brilliant in Man City’s run to the Premiership title. Who thinks that Gervinho could win a place in the Top Three?

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10 thoughts on “Arsenal’s Gervinho short-listed for African Player-Of-The-Year

  1. Big Gun

    Either Drogba or Toure will get it. Although I think Song deserves just as much credit as them. Miss Song

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  2. Braaf

    Once again we are judging a player for the work he has done out of position. Gervhino is not a striker and should rather be judged for his work he does on the wing which is very good at. So he deserves it.

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  3. Kick Wenger Out Campaign

    There are much better players in Africa than that headless chicken who thinks he can dribble like Ronaldo.

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  4. Somtee

    If Gervinho was fit he would have been our highest goal scorer by now and he will be one of the favourites to win it

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  5. imran

    my GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D :D :D
    GERVINHO, top player :D
    He black spot on this AWARD… :/
    dont knw y he is in our Team!

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  6. Invincibles nice (1)

    Drogba will get it partly coz he deserves it and partly coz hes trying to open asian minds towards black players, must say though that Africa dont seem to have near the same numbers of quality players as years gone by

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