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Analyst favours Mikel for Glo CAF award

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With 24 hours to the next Glo CAf Awards, football
analysts have been making different permutations with
clear-cut justifications on who deserves to wear the
crown of African Player of the Year for 2013.
Majority of the opinions however favour Nigerian
International and Chelsea Midfielder, John Mikel
Obi to win the Award.
The top three nominees for the 2013 Glo CAF
Footballer of the year Award was announced last week
by Africa’s highest football authority, the
Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The top three lists released includes Nigeria’s Mikel
Obi, Cote D’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure and his country
mate, Didier Drogba of Galasaray.
Drogba plies his trade with Turkish Club, Galatasaray
while, Toure, the defending champion plays for
Manchester City. Mikel Obi is a regular feature
for Chelsea FC of London.
According to Mohammed Aderibigbe of Precise
Sports, Mikel Obi holds the ace having won the
African Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles and
Europa Cup with Chlesea FC of London.
The same view was corroborated by Sam Smith of
Sports Degrees who opined that Mikel deserves the
Award due to his exploits with Chelsea FC and the
Super Eagles, adding that if Mikel succeeds, Nigeria
will be returning to the list of countries producing Glo
Caf Award winners since 1999 when Kanu
Nwankwo won the Award.
Chris Abraham, a sports pundit however differs in
opinion. He is tipping Yahaya Toure for the Award.
According to him “Yaya will nick it again, he is the
leading contender and the fact that he recently won the
BBC African Player of the Year makes him a clear
favourite”.
However  Sports 24, an on-line Sports Outfit also
tipped Mikel Obi outrightly. “ The award goes to
Mikel, a regular in Chelsea line up, European?
Champions League winner, Europa Cup winner and
African Cup of Nations Champion, what else? ”
Who wears the crown? All roads lead to the
Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos on
9th January, 2014 where the king will be crowned.

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