Emmanuel Mahop Won The 2023 Ballon D'Or Cameroon
Emmanuel Mahop Dikongue dethrones Marou Souaibou, winner of the 2022 Cameroonian men's Ballon d'Or, to become the current best footballer of the year, dubbed Most Valuable Player of the country's 2023 MTN Elite One football championship.
The Coton Sport of Garoua custodian turned striker made his wealth and created a name for himself during the 2022/2023 football season with Canon of Yaounde, when he scored 14 goals and was named top scorer of the season.
Emmanuel Mahop was crowned by the First Lady of Cameroon Madam Chantal Biya, who was present at the spectacular Ballon D'Or award ceremony this Saturday, December 16, 2023 at the Yaoundé Conference Centre.
Che Malone, who plays for Simba SC in Tanzania and Leonel Ateba Mbida of Dynamo FC in Douala were two more exceptional competitors that fiercely challenged the winner of the most coveted championship in Division One football in Central Africa.
More than sixteen trophies were awarded to deserving players, coaches, referees, teams, and goalkeepers in the Guiness Super League, MTN Elite One and Two, and other leagues.
These three titles have kept Cameroonian football supporters fervent and eager for more local football.
The winner of the Ballon D'Or receives 12 million FCFA, with two million removed and donated to the club.
Cameroonian International Boxer Francis Ngannou was present, along with several prominent government officials, football actors and partners.