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Kadewere Loses Out On Prix Marc Vivien Foe ward

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By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Zimbabwe international forward Tinotenda Kadewere (25) has missed out on the coveted 2021 Prix Marc Vivien-Foe award to Democratic Republic of Congo and Lens midfielder Gael Kakuta (29).
Kakuta beat Kadewere to clinch the prize which was in honour to the late Cameroon player Marc Vivien Foe and was awarded to the best African player in the French Ligue 1.
The 29-year-old Lens midfielder historically became the first DRC player to win this award.
He succeeded Victor Osimhen of Nigeria who scopped the award in 2020 when he was turning out for Lille, before he signed with Italian side, Napoli this season.
Initially, there were 11 players who were shortlisted for the award, before the number was reduced to three.
The three included Kadewere, Andy Delort who plys his trade for Montpelier and the winner of the gong, Gael Kakuta.
According to reports, the former Harare City striker, missed out on the award due to injuries he sustained at crucial periods during the season.
Nonetheless, so far he has found the back of the net 10 times in 33 games this season and has also assisted three goals.
Meanwhile, Kakuta has had an impressive season with Lens, scoring 11 goals and providing 5 assists in 34 games in this year’s campaign.
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