26 December 2011
Keita, best footballer of Mali 2011
The FC Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita on Sunday has been chosen as the best athlete in Bamako, Mali 2011, at a gala event was called "Night of sporting merit."
Keita was rewarded for his season at Barça, with whom he won the League, Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Supercopa of Spain and Europe. Keita is considered also a key player in the Mali team, qualified for the African Nations Cup 2012.
The Blaugrana player also chose this week to win the prize for best African player of the year. However, this award was a finalist for the Ivorian Yaya Toure , Manchester City. (via MD)