Barcelona’s Cameroonian player Alexandre Song is poised to reach a new milestone in his career. After a timid start to his now blooming career with French side Bastia, Arsenal and Catalan giants, F.C. Barcelona, the young Song could join African and Cameroonian football legendom if he wins CAF”s African player of the year award for which he has been nominated in the category for overseas – based players. Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong is the only Cameroonian to have made the top ten list that includes a strong Ivorian contingent with guys like Gervinho, Drogba and last year’s winner Yaya Toure. This reality leaves one wondering if appearing in the list is the best Song can do or does he have the grit to outplay the other nominees. Come December 20, the answer to this question will be known during the annual CAF Award gala that will take place in Ghana. The other nominees are Younes Belhanda (Morocoo – Montpellier), Pierre Eymerick Aubameyang ( Gabon – St. Etienne), André Ayew (Ghana – Olympique Marseille), Mikel Obi (Nigeria – Chelsea), Demba Ba (Senegal – Newcastle), Chris Katongo ( Zambia – Henan Construction). Is something wrong with this list or what? Where Eto’o at? Don’t wanna start a controversy, just asking.
In the category for best African player based on the continent, Cameroon’s Esperance de Tunis striker Yannick N’Djeng made the cut. The 22 yr old scored 15 goals this season, helping his team to win the Tunisian league title. The other nominees in this category are from Egypt, Tunisia and Congo – Kinshasa respectively.