Song up for African award

Barcelona’s defensive midfielder Alex Song has made the three-man shortlist for the African Footballer of the Year award.

The Cameroon international, who joined the Catalan club from Arsenal this summer, has been confirmed as one of the three finalists for the award that recognises the best African player based abroad during the past 12 months.

Song’s first nomination for the award comes alongside former Barca man and last year’s winner Yaya Toure and this year’s favourite Didier Drogba, who already has two previous Football of the Year wins to his name.

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