Katongo on final 2012 10-man CAF Player Award Shortlist


Christopher Katongo is the last man standing from Zambia for the 2012 African Footballer of the Year award.

The striker from China club Henan Jianye will battle with eight West Africans and one North African for this year’s honours.

Katongo is vying for the CAF Player award against the Ivorian trio Arsenal striker Gervinho, Didier Drogba including reigning CAF Player of the year award holder Yaya Toure.

Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi and Moroccan Younes Belhanda complete the shortlist.

And on the African-based Player of the Year Award, the TP Mazembe duo of Rainford Kalaba and Stophilla Sunzu will battle with three other contenders for that accolade.

The legendary Mohamed Aboutreika of Egypt, Tunisian Yousse Msakni and his Cameroonian club mate at Esperance Yannick N’Djeng are all vying for the continental prize.


  1. Katongo on best player list?????? He just messed up Henan Jianya’s success, they were RELEGATED!! kekekekekeke!! Causing Zambian best player Chansa’s career in jeopardy.
    Some how there no more hot players in Africa, Katongo sure??

    • Go to hell! what is wrong with Katongo? do you watch African footBall??? the Problem with you *****s everything it is English

    • u dont know football!! the afcon success is attributed to his brilliant captaincy.. he was also voted the player of the tournament!! so yes u r mad.

  2. Good luck, i wish him all the best and i think Kalaba is capable of grabbing African- based player of the year, all the best Zambia one.

  3. The africa based Player of the year can go to a zambian. two of the five are ours. For Katongo, to be recognised amongst the top 10 is an achievement in itself. look at the pipo dropped from the list and the pipo you competing agianst. all great pipo.

  4. Katongo can only loose because of the club performance which I think hasn’t been bad. Just putting fingers crossed that another jersey 11 will dawn the African crown. Sunzu will be the best choice for me. He has been outstanding at club and country. The disadvantage is that he is a defender and defenders are rarely crowned and that master the man! Whichever way the go,a nomination in itself is a great achievement. Congratulations to u all zedians

  5. Katongo deserves the award surely after his outstanding performance at Afcon 2012. His only real competition is Didier drogba who won the Champions League with Chelsea.

  6. While I wish Chris all the best, his chances are quite slim because of poor club performance. He will be competing with teams whose clubs have lifted the Champions League, Premier league and other club accomplishments while his team has just been relagated!! We could have stood a chanbce if at leat two more Zambians in Kalaba and either Mayuka and Sunzu were still on the list. I am sure the African based player of the years offers more bright prospects for Kalaba and Sunzu!!

  7. Going by the precidence set by FIFA its only right that it goes to KC for leading his troops to victory in Gabon.

    We all know that these are of team achievement awards than individual just like European equivalent where  Canavaro scooped it ahead of Thierry simply because Auzurri edged the French in the final.

    FIFA let see consistency

  8. I met a Congolese man yesterday in a grocery store and as soon as he learned I was from Zambia, he said “Oh the Chipolopolo Country? We love you guys, Chris Katongo!”

  9. Good lucky C.Katongo, you may be going through a rough some hard times but we still love and support you. Ignore the comments from the ungrateful Zambians bamuselela kwakaba.

  10. If he scores no other player scores. When he wins award be sure no other Zambian player will ever win that title. It’s bad kamunyama. ke-ke-ke-ke

  11. 8-| kikikiki katongo is now old in football. If we are to retain our championship lets groom young pipo. Offcourse thumbs up for being seleted and he deserves it but for now he needs to help youngstars emulate his confidence. Mayuka shud also join a different club. That club he plays is a mess for the African champion. Can you imagin up to now he has not scored.

  12. CAF and all those to vote will have an opportunity to indicate which competition they value most. Drogba can win because he won Champions league, Yaya Toure can win because he won the EPL and Katongo can win because he won the Africa Cup of Nations. All the best Chris

  13. #1..we know you are a bitter private on AWOL from zambia army and don’t forget SATA promoted katongo for the job well done. Respect your new boss silly chap. VIVA CHRIS…ha ha ha..

  14. We should still vote and keep on voting. Saying he has won does not guarantee he has won and can only win by us flooding the votes. Let’s put Zambia on the map and tell your families, relatives, children and everyone you know to vote. Let us show our appreciaction by voting for this man. Come on Zambia, let’s unite as one.

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