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Toko Ekambi Becomes Cameroonian To Win The Best African Footballer Award In Ligue 1

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Named after Marc-Vivien Foé, the Cameroonian who died after collapsing during the Confederations Cup in 2003, the Marc-Vivien Foé Prize is an award given to the best African football player in the French Ligue 1. Following the nomination of ten players for this year’s edition, Cameroon’s Toko Ekambi has been announced as the winner.

Ekambi, who plays for Angers SCO, emerged the winner through combined votes from fans and a panel of 68 specialists. With 264 points, he beat nine other nominees, including Burkina Faso’s Bertrand Traoré and Senegal’s Moussa Konaté.

Although Angers currently stands at number 14 on the tables, Ekambi has helped the club keep its head above water by scoring 17 goals in 36 games – making him the current African top scorer this season and the eighth highest scorer in the league.

 

 

 

 

 

Not only is he the first Cameroonian to win the award since its inception in 2009, he’s also the first ever Angers player.

The award has been won in the past by the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Vincent Enyeama and André Ayew.

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