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Eto’o Considered for African Footballer of the Year

Samuel Eto’o has been enjoying his time in Serie A so far.  And although his new squad, Inter, came up short against his old squad, Barcelona, in their Champions League battle a few weeks back, the star Cameroon striker still couldn’t be happier. 

Inter survived the Champions League  four team group bracket round despite that frustrating loss and look to join fifteen other teams in the two match leg knockout round coming up shortly.   Not to mention that the squad also is in control of the Serie A league table and look to keep first place for the rest of the season. 

And what has been a great year for Eto’o just got even better.

Samuel Eto’o is among five nominees for the African Footballer of the Year Award.  The treble winner from Barca last season has won the coveted award three different times in his career, but he is nearly five years removed from the last time he earned the title.   Eto’o achieved a three-peat of the award from 2003 through 2005, but this last season was his m0st impressive as part of a collective team.

But even though Eto’o was among the best goal scorers in the world last season and helped lead Barcelona to a La Liga league title, Champions League title, and Coppa del Rey, the star likely will still struggle to win the award this year.

That is because he is up against Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast and Chelsea, Michael Essien of Ghana and Chelsea, Seydou Keita of Mali and Barcelona, and Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast and Barcelona.