CAF legalizes « the injustice of France Football », Internet users accuse
Last Sunday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed the official date of the prestigious CAF Awards ceremony, rewarding the best African players of the year.The period considered is from September 2021 to June 2022”, which implies that only one African Ballon d’Or will be awarded during this evening of July 21 in Morocco. Consequently, the exceptional first season Edouard Mendy at Chelsea will therefore be thrown away.
While the players in African football were all crying foul about the Senegalese goalkeeper’s absence from the list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or France Football, the African Champion could have consoled himself with the recognition of the « mother continent » that he so proudly represented in the most prestigious competition in Europe: The Champions League.
A recognition that the governing body of African football could and should have materialized by this distinction. Winner of the C1 in less than a year in the blues jersey and at the end of an exceptional 2020-2021 campaign on an individual level, the doorman of the Lions of Téranga had logically inherited the prize for best goalkeeper of UEFA 2021 , before landing, again unfairly, second in the race for the Lev Yachine Trophy (equivalent Ballon d’Or among goalkeepers), awarded to Gianluigi Donnarumma, winner of Euro 2020 with Italy.
On our social networks, many loyal AfricaSport subscribers reacted to this surprising decision by CAF to skip the year 2021. Moreover, Tall Tallamzoawaits explanations from the court on the matter: “The Ballon d’Or is just a symbol. And the year 2021 of Edou Mendy deserves the prize. CAF must explain this. Because it’s an injustice. » he argued, taken up in stride by Lois Junior Domwa who added triumphantly: “He is the brother of Robert Lewandowski. Unlucky people…” referring to France Football’s decision not to award the Ballon d’Or for the year 2020, when the Pole had put all the chances on his side.
Otherwise, Casimir Kpannieu he lent himself to a more simplistic reflection on the question and indicates a favoritism on the part of the decision-makers: « The African BO is reserved only for attackers, otherwise how do you explain that the latter have often won since its creation », he wondered. Here are, among other things, the best reactions from our loyal Internet users on our social networks. And you dear readers, what do you think…?