Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor is certainly the man of the moment. Goal.com reports that the Arsenal striker has been voted as the 2007 BBC African Player of the Year award and boy, doesn’t he deserve that!
Adebayor has been in scintillating form so far this season for his club Arsenal and has already kissed the ball 13 times into the back of the opposition’s net in the English Premier League. In the absence of the departed Thierry Henry, he has appeared liberated and features regularly for the Gunners.
Many thought that Didier Drogba would take the prestigious BBC honour. Drogba has been the best player for Chelsea since last season along with his club teammate Michael Essien. Drogba finished second in the votes while Essien came third.
The honour that has been bestowed by the BBC on Adebayor is nothing undeserved. The Togo international has been the inspiration behind Arsenal’s excellent season this time around and is expected to improve as the season progresses.