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Andre Ayew calm on CAF snub for Player of the Year award
Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew says he is not shattered not to have made the final cut for the CAF African Player of the Year Award.
The 22-year-old was hoping to emerge king of African football at the second successive time of asking after being named in an initial five-man shortlist.
He was however overlooked for the prestigious personal accolade as the Ivorian duo of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba were the preferred candidates alongside Cameroonian Alexander Song.
Ayew’s snub has drawn a lot of criticisms over the credibility of the awards especially with the emergence of Song who won absolutely nothing with his club and failed to help Cameroon qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Many believe the Olympique Marseille player deserved the spot more than the Barcelona benchwarmer.
But the second son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele says he is not disappointed with his omission especially with the missed opportunity to win it befor...
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Sola Ayew says he is not surprised by CAF’s decision to drop Andre Ayew for the 2012 African Player of the Year Award.
The Ghana international was part of an initial five-man shortlist but failed to make the final cut when it was whittled down to three.
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