Chelsea and Ivory coast Legend Didier Drogba has arrived in Ghana ahead of tonight’s Aiteo CAF 2017 African Footballer of the Year award.
CAF have invited all stakeholders in the African game, including previous winners to grace the big event
From Abedi Pele, winner of the maiden edition in 1992 through to Riyad Mahrez, crowned in 2016, the winners who represent various generations will be given prominence at the ceremony designed to celebrate the key players of African football.
Others are Nigerian trio, Emmanuel Amuneke, Nwankwo Kanu and Victor Ikpeba, Cameroonian and four-time winner, Samuel Eto’o Fils and compatriot Patrick Mboma, Ivorian Yaya Toure, a four-time winner and countryman Didier Drogba and El Hadji Diouf of Senegal.
The rest are Mustapha Hadji of Morocco, Malian Frederic Kanoute, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor.
Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah and his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane are in Accra for the topmost award with Gabonese forward Pierre Emerick Aubameyang also nominated for the Award.
The press conference will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre at 3:45pm before the main event which will be held at 6pm.
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) January 4, 2018