DURBAN – For a continent whose players have been crucial members of the most successful clubs in European football, Africa’s lack of success when it comes to individual awards is surprising.
Can you believe that there has only ever been one African winner of the Fifa World Footballer of the Year award?
Strange right? I mean, think of any top club in the world and you will find that each of them has an African as a key member of the team.
But none of those have ever walked away with the coveted accolade of being the best in the world. That of course is excluding George Weah, a winner back in 1995.
We are going to have to wait yet another year to have anyone emulate the great Liberian following the revelation of the latest finalists for the title commonly known as the Ballon d’Or.