Originally written on Ghanasoccernet  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Katongo led Zambia to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title Ghanaian fans have condemned CAF’s five-man shortlist for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year over the exclusion of Zambia captain Chris Katongo. Katongo, who led less-fancied Zambia to win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations title in January, was left out of the five-man shortlist led by Didier Drogba. The China-based Chipolopolo captain’s exclusion led to discussion by almost all the radio stations in Accra on Saturday with all bemoaning the exclusion of the most valuable player of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Drogba, now at Shanghai Shenhua in China, and compatriot Yaya Toure, of English champions Manchester City, join Senegal’s Demba Ba, of Newcastle United, Marseille’s Ghana forward Andre Ayew and Cameroon’s Alexandre Song, of Barcelona on the list. The inclusion of Ba and Song coupled with the exclusion of Katongo which has sparked anger among Black Stars fans. Despite leading Zambia to back to back victories over Gh...
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