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01.03.2007 Football News

Drogba Set To Be Named African Footballer Of The Year

By mtn
Drogba Set To Be Named African Footballer Of The Year

Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is set to be named African Footballer of the Year in Accra tonight.

The Chelsea star is facing competition from Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien and three-time winner Samuel Eto'o.

Only two points separated Eto'o and Drogba in last year's voting, but understands that the Elephants skipper is set to end the Cameroonian's dominance tonight.

There are other African awards up for grabs, including Coach of the Year, where Al Ahly's Portuguese manager Manuel Jose looks set to beat Egyptian national team coach Hassan Shehata, while Mohamed Aboutrika will almost certainly win the Club Footballer of the Year.

Other awards are National Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Young Footballer of the Year and Female Footballer of the Year.

Drogba arrived with Essien on a private jet early this morning and the Chelsea duo were received by more than 10,000 fans in Accra's international stadium.