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Soccer News of Saturday, 1 May 2004

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Eto'o wins African award

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has been named African Footballer of the Year in Yaound?. The Real Mallorca player was rewarded for a series of outstanding performances in the Confederations Cup.

Eto'o beat Nigeria midfielder Jay Jay Okocha and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba to the award.

He follows compatriots Roger Milla, Thomas N'Kono, Jean-Manga Onguene, Theophile Abega and Patrick Mboma in taking African football's top individual prize.

Footballer of the Year: Samuel Eto'o (Real Mallorca, Spain and Cameroon)

Young Player of the Year: Obafemi Martins (Inter, Italy and Nigeria)

Coach of the Year: Kadiri Ikhana (Enyimba, Nigeria)

Club of the Year: Enyimba (Nigeria)

Team of the Year: Cameroon

Best African Champions' League player: Dramane Traore (Ismaili, Egypt)

Goalkeeper of the Year: Idriss Carlos Kameni (Le Havre, France and Cameroon)