So who is the best African footballer right now?
The debate rages ...
Over on MTN African Football, one of the premier African football news sites and sponsor of both the African Cup of Nations and African Champions League, there's a vote updated daily tracking the Top 20 African players in world football.
So who is #1 right now?
That would be Egyptian striker Amr Zaki, currently on loan from Egyptian squad El Zamalek with English Premier League side Wigan.
The guy's on fire, having scored 7 goals in just 9 games with the Latics. Not bad ...
People are raving about the 25-year old international.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan compared him to a certain former English international:
When you look at this lad and his build, he is the same height, weight, everything about him, he is like Alan Shearer. He has the same confidence when he gets the ball, he knows where the goal is, he doesn't need to look up, he has this instinct. Strikers like that have an instinct as to where the goal is. You can't describe it, you can't give it to anybody.That's a very nice compliment!
Numbers 2-5 are Didier Drogba, Egyptian Mohamed Zidan, Samuel Eto'o and Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
No surprises there.
The Toure brothers, Yaya and Kolo, come in at #5 and #6 with the injured Michael Essien at #8 and Sevilla scorer Frederic Kanoute at #10 ...
So? What do you think? Who is the best right now???