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Emmanuel Adebayor wants CAF Awards to recognise more Africa-based players
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Emmanuel Adebayor wants CAF Awards to recognise more Africa-based players

​Former Togolese international, Emmanuel Adebayor, insists that the African Footballer of the Year award should only be handed to players who are based in Africa.

Adebayor who won the award back in 2018 during his spell at English Premier League side Arsenal, hit out at CAF for awarding Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane the past three awards.

The 36-year-old feels that there is little effort in the recognition of African-based players and it shows as no player has won the coveted title since the inception in 1992. 

“I distanced myself from African football because of corruption and way of doing things that side,” he said, as per KingFut.

“I only honour my country Togo. And if they invited me to any event that has anything to do with CAF I won’t show up because of the leaders of the organisation.

“How is Sadio Mane winning CAF Best Player Of The Year when he’s not African based, Lionel Messi has never won any continental individual trophy in his continent.”  

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