CAF: African player of year list ‘fictitious’
The African Football Confederation says a list of 17 players
supposedly nominated for Africa’s 2010 player of the year award is
”fictitious” and was not released by the body.
In a statement late Tuesday, CAF said the list of African stars,
which includes Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, Chelsea and Ivory Coast
striker Didier Drogba and South Africa’s Steven Pienaar, and was
reported widely as the official contenders for the continent’s best
player, ”did not emanate from its offices.”
CAF said ”we therefore urge the general public and the football
community to disregard the said list circulating in some media
The origin of the fake list is unknown.
CAF said it would release the real nominees for Africa’s player
of the year ”in the days ahead.”