Didier Drogba has been named African Footballer of the Year for the second time in his career.
It is not just his performances for Chelsea that swung it for him but also the way in which he has guided the Ivory Coast to the World Cup finals.
Eto’o had been considered the favourite to pick the award up but his failure to reproduce his Barcelona form for Inter has probably has an impact in the voters minds.
Drogba said after winning the award: “I still have the same passion for the game. I still feel hungry and I am still chasing medals.
“I feel really good. As I have said in the past it depends on the injuries you get and this season I can say that I am lucky, or I can say that the few months that I took out last year to get my knee well are now paying off.
“Your lifestyle is only as important as your mental approach to the game. If you put in your head that you are 32 and you are old it is going to be difficult.
“I still feel like a kid when I am on the pitch so sometimes Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has to pull me back.”
Well done Drogba you deserved it,.