Second African award for Drogba

Chelsea striker Didier Drogbahas been named African Footballer of the Year for a second time.

The 32-year-old scored five goals in Ivory Coast's successful qualifying campaign for this summer's World Cup finals and rediscovered his best form for Chelsea after Guus Hiddink replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari last season, scoring in the FA Cup final success against Everton.

Drogba's Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien and Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o were also shortlisted for the award.

Drogba, who had previously won the award in 2006, said:"I still have the same passion for the game. I still feel hungry and I am still chasing medals.

"I feel really good. As I have said in the past it depends on the injuries you get and this season I can say that I am lucky, or I can say that the few months that I took out last year to get my knee well are now paying off.

"Your lifestyle is only as important as your mental approach to the game. If you put in your head that you are 32 and you are old it is going to be difficult.

"I still feel like a kid when I am on the pitch so sometimes Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has to pull me back."

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