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Chelsea ace Drogba ready for Eto'o showdown

Chelsea ace Didier Drogba is delighted to have been named African Football of the Year.

Tonight's clash with Inter Milan will see first and second-places in the African Player of the Year, announced last week, go head to head as Drogba attempts to outscore Samuel Eto'o.

"I am very happy. I was not expecting this type of present," Drogba told chelseafc.com.

"Eto'o is a fantastic player and I know on Tuesday he is going to come here and do his best. He had a great season [with Barcelona] but they gave the award to me and I am happy.

"I was the first player from the Ivory Coast to win the award and I have done it twice and it is amazing because I know what it means to the country. It is an amazing year for Africa [with the World Cup] and to be best player in Africa is fantastic and I hope there is more to come."

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