AHMED MUSA and MIKEL OBI Make IFFHS World's Best Shortlist
Published: October 22, 2010
AHMED MUSA and MIKEL OBI Make IFFHS World's Best ShortlistThe popularity of the Nigerian wonder-kid Ahmed Musa is increasing every passing second. This time, the IFFHS has recognized the precocious talent.

Each year, the best footballer in the world is selected by national team trainers and national team captains. Officially the winner gets the gong as the World Footballer of the Year.

However, the highly rated International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), which is an organization recognized by FIFA, has selected a list of 140 currently active players from 71 countries as the World's Most Popular Footballer, who not need be the best one.

Out of the 140 players chosen by IFFHS, Chelsea's Mikel John Obi and the VVV Venlo rookie Ahmed Musa made the shortlist, including 13 other African players.

The winner of the poll will be announced in January 2011.

Africans Nominated
1)Abdelmoumene Djabou     Algérie      éntente Sportife de Sétif
2)Saad Tedjar Saad Tedjar   Algérie     Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie
3)Flávio da Silva Amado       Angola     Al-Shabab FC Riyadh
4)Samuel Eto'o                  Cameroun    Inter Milan
5)Didier Drogba                Ivory Coast   Chelsea FC
6)Mohamed Aboutreika      Egypt          Al-Ahly Cairo
7)Mohamed Zidan             Egypt           BV Borussia Dortmund
8)Michael Essien               Ghana            Chelsea FC
9)Marouane Chamakh      Maroc            Arsenal FC
10)Ahmed Musa                Nigeria            Kano Pillars
11)Mikel Obi                     Nigeria            Chelsea fc
12)Katlego Abel Mphela    South Africa    Mamelodi Sundowns
13)Haitham Mustafa Karar  Sudan             Al-Hilal Omdurman
14)Yassine Chikhaoui         Tunisie             FC Zürich
15)Oussama Darragi           Tunisie             Espérance Sportive de Tunis

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