Lagos - Football fans have expressed contrary opinions after
seeing Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel lose the 2013 Glo CAF Award to
Ivory Coast international, Yaya Toure.
A host of fans had tipped Mikel to lift the prize after
Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and booked a ticket to
the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Reactions on News24
Nigeria Facebook page on Friday shows how unhappy many people are seeing
Toure beating Mikel to the Award. But some believe the decision to crown Toure instead was fair.
Am not surprised...CAF awards always favours d French speaking countries...even
jay jay magic could not win d award...were as he won dat of BBC twice.
Falayi Muyiwa: If
Mikel is a Cameroon citizen he should have won.
John Obi MiKel is the right player to be crown. CAF is full of partiality.
Mikel won nation cup and Europa cup last season and perform well and it was
given to Yaya who did not win anything.
I fink Yaya deserve it, despite his country fail 2 win d nation's cup....Yaya
is a very skillful player & his performance this season has been really outstanding,
. . .so tell me, what more do need?
Glo pls stop sponsoring caf awards Mikel has been denied his right too bad
The awards were fair enough when it began, but lost its criteria for earning
the awards when the CAF African best was announced. If Cannavaro won the world
best after captaining Italy to the 2006 world cup, then why is African best
decided on mere entertainment and not achievement
Alabi Seal Oluwasegun:
i want to know what is & how were they nominated, was it base on Nations
cup performance or Club or Goals? If its nation cup, Mikel is best to Yaya. if
its club, Mikel won Europa.so what is Yaya achievement last year plz.
Da B'shop: Even
in dis page yaya still carries more vote. I think Nigerian are becoming very
reasonable. Yaya is d king of africa 2013
Taiwo: Hmmm! But sentiments or patriotism apart, Yaya Toure had a brilliant
individual performance as well as he was excellent as a "team
player", scoring important goals for both club nd national teams in 2013
(even when his teams were having bad days, Yaya stood out). On the other hand,
Mikel had a wonderful season as a "team player" only; individually,
he was not outstanding and to worsen the case, he was goal shy as usual.
Though, having been an AFCON champion nd winning UCL n Europa Cups, I would
have given him the award. Whichever way, both are quality players any day, but
tonight, Yaya Toure is African King and I say a very big CONGRATULATIONS!