Pienaar named on 'fake' list

2010-09-29 07:44

Johannesburg - The Confederation of African Football dropped a bombshell on Tuesday by announcing the list of nominees for the African Player of the Year awards is "fictitious".

Bafana Bafana midfielder Steven Pienaar was one of several high-profile players nominated on the fraudulent list that was circulated to media on Monday.

In a press release, Africa's football governing body said: 'CAF wishes to state clearly that the list did not emanate from its offices as there are known procedures for the listing of nominees for the awards.

'In the last five years, CAF and Globacom Limited, sponsors of the award ceremony, have consistently announced the list through scheduled media events and the same procedure will be followed for the 2010 awards nominees.

'In addition, such a list if authored by CAF and Globacom will be posted on the official websites of the two organizations and this has not been the case in respect of the list making the rounds.

'We therefore urge the general public and the football community to disregard the said list circulating in some media circles.'

Although CAF urged the media to ignore the fake list, they did not go so far as to announce when the authentic ballot will be made available for public consumption. 


  • Mabasa - 2010-09-29 07:49

    Typical of African Football

  • Zolani - 2010-09-29 08:30

    Is there nothing that Africa Leaders can do right.

  • Richie - 2010-09-29 08:53

    Maybe it's really about time we kicked Hayatou and his cronies for good. They have been embarassment long enough. If such things can happen mean things have really gone very bad.

  • Vernon - 2010-09-29 09:03

    Not typical African Football, please blame newsrooms which will not verify the authenticity of such sensitive info before they share it with the general public.

  • senior - 2010-09-29 09:20

    Quote: ''CAF wishes to state clearly that the list did not emanate from its offices as there are known procedures for the listing of nominees for the awards." Can anyone plse tell me what these known procedures for the listing are. It seems to me one of them is that you must be playing in europe.

  • gatvol - 2010-09-29 09:22

    can someone please tell Issa Hayatou that his term in office has long expired. no disrespect but this guy is a palooka. 1. do you remember how he handled the voting for world cup (north africa vs rsa)? 2. pathetic rules that players for africa champion league (sir look ramires just joined chelsea and he's playing on uefa games) 3. Togo team was attacked in angola, remember what CAF said? this palooka must go. he was great then when he was young now he is running CAF like a typical african state (burkina faso to be precise)....can some one please organise coup de'tat we are sick and tired of this man

  • Imraan - 2010-09-29 09:32

    if list is fake, media should expose source

  • Jonny - 2010-09-29 09:32

    What an own goal by the media. Once again they seem to have jumped the gun as they do with so much "news" these days.

  • rbgguy - 2010-09-29 09:55

    Another example of our crappy media. Bring on the tribunal.

  • Garnett - 2010-09-29 10:43

    Issa Hayatou makes me sick. He is the worst football administrator in the world who hates Southern Africa. He is myopic in his thinking.

  • sandile - 2010-09-29 11:20

    Issa Hayatou - This fool must go pleaseeeeeeee.

  • jeremy - 2010-09-29 11:59

    fake or not fake. what is stevie p doing on that list

  • Oh gosh Typical - 2010-09-29 12:37

    Man oh Man, CAF has a press conference on the day of announcing the african player nominees, that is the procedure. Now the media catchs wind of list and instead of researching they go on and print it out. I mean what the hell man... The list is something you will find on a blog. Its football, in fact in lots of sport, there is always speculation. How many times has Fabregas almost gone to Barca and its been downplayed by Wenger, Gerrard to Madrid, its all speculation by media and some random blogger. the media sometimes goes and makes other people look stupid, now people are calling for the head of CAF and the usual rantings of "typical africans". This is very irresponsible.

  • @jeremy - 2010-09-29 13:35

    According to Everton manager, "Stevie P" is Evertons Messi. So he should be on the list, dont ya think?

  • Sifiso Masilela - 2010-09-29 14:30

    Pienaar deserve to be in the list if its fake or not, i personaly nominate him, he's amazing player, he deserve the glory now because he's been working very hard. GO Pienaar........

  • Paddy - 2010-09-29 14:39

    Maybe they could've chosen a better photo of Stevie P in this article, rather than this one of him diving. Or is the writer trying to say something about Stevie P?

  • @@jeremy - 2010-09-29 14:44

    hahahahahahhahahahaha what is moyes smoking. id like some stats on goals scored, assists, etc.

  • Stevie G - 2010-09-29 17:22

    Nothing about African footie surprises me anymore . So who should be on the list ? Can anyone provide a list of candidates ?

  • ranjeetraj111 - 2010-09-30 02:52

    aur kuch news hai ya nahi

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