I Still Don’t Know How Samuel Eto’o Won The CAF Player Award Ahead Of Gyan In 2010 – Michael
A top fan of Asamoah Gyan identifiable as Michael in a chat with NPFL Updates cried over what he felt was an injustice done to his idol(Asamoah Gyan) at the CAF Best Player Of The Year Award ceremony in 2010.
According to Michael, Gyan had a better year than the eventual winner of the award Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o; he agreed that Eto’o has a wonderful year, but should’ve taken the second position and no the other way round.
“If not for politics I don’t know why Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon should’ve won the CAF Best Player Award over Gyan in 2010,” he said.
“In 2010, Gyan took Ghana to the finals of the AFCON, while Eto’o and his cameroon team were embarrassed out of the tournament by Egypt in the elimination stages.
“A player who was awarded BBC Best Player should’ve been in a better position to scoop the award, but no, the Francophone countries played a game of numbers.”
“No doubt Eto’o had won the UEFA Champions League, and later Club World Cup, the question should be what his contributions were, in all of that. It’s a pity, but Nigeria’s Mikel Obi will later suffer the same fate at the hands of Toure Yaya later in 2013.
“Some will say I’m crying over a spilled milk, but no, I speaking my mind as an African who wants fairness; for me, anytime any day, it was an injustice to Gyan,” he added.