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23.12.2007 Football News

Vote for your top African footballer

By bbc
Vote for your top African footballer

Who is Africa's finest footballer? Who has made the biggest impact in the last 12 months? Who deserves the accolade of BBC African Footballer of the Year 2007?

The time has come to make your choice, from our shortlist of five top stars.

They are, in alphabetical order:

Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal and Togo)

Didier Drogba (Chelsea and Ivory Coast)

Michael Essien (Chelsea and Ghana)

Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona and Cameroon)

Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla and Mali)

You can vote using the link below, or alternatively by sending an SMS text message to our special number +44 77 86 20 20 25. Text the word "vote" followed by a space and then the surname of the player you want to vote for. Only one vote per person is allowed - multiple votes will be discounted.

Voting closes on 4 January, and the winner will be announced during the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana on 1 February 2008.