That reminds me, one would have thought that when Glo take over the sponsorship of the award, it will be more transpatent, but reverse is the case. By the way, what happens to the results of the CAF player of the year which the Glo network ask us to vote for? Does it mean, the 53 Coaches' chosen CAF player award supercedes that of the ones the Sponsorship company ask us to vote for?
Ever pause to ponder that, in future, the voting patterns should be modified as the award continues to generates controversy every year? Ever also pause to ponder what will happen to the credibility of the award if Kanoute decides to return the award because it is evident as if he did not merits the award since if he himself did not attend, it means the award will not be given to him?
The CAF has come out later after the above was posted to confirmed on Thursday Didier Drogba's claim that he was stripped of the African Footballer of the Year award because he didn't show up to collect his title.
CAF had initially denied Drogba's revelation that a member of their organisation had phoned him to say if he didn't travel to Togo capital Lome his trophy would go to Fredi Kanoute.
So I pause to ponder again, what will happen if the three nominees refuse to attend the ceremony? Truth is, this arrangement will always belittle the award, and make the awardee feel as if he doesnt deserve the award. Think again CAF. So with the above CAF confirmation, who indeed is the CAF Footballer of the year awardee for 2007? Drogba or Kanoute? A quick answer, Drogba is the selected and merited Footballer of the year Award, while Kanoute is the decorated Footballer of the year award.