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Nov 24 12 12:57 AM

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I voted for Katongo mainly on the grounds that his achievements came in Africa, and that he led, by example, his team of unheralded players to win the Nations Cup. The other shortlisted players could not shine as strongly on the same stage - their achievements were almost all in Europe.
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Nov 25 12 10:11 AM

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Didn't he spend most of those games rolling around on the floor?

He sacrificed himself for the defensive phase and was always punctual in scoring decisive goals. OK, he was also very lucky (Barcelona hit a lot of bars in semifinal, while Bayern deserved the victory in final), but I think he deserves the prize this year.

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Nov 25 12 1:37 PM

I've never understood makes such an effort with African football (i.e on its website). There is no BBC award for Asian, North American or even South American player of the year.

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