Ben Youssef outshines Drogba and Toure in top Ivorian sportsperson award


African 100m champion, Méité Ben Youssef has been named the 2010 Ivorian Sportsman of the Year ahead of football superstars Didier Drogba of Chelsea and Yaya Touré of Manchester City.

At the end of a referendum conducted by the Cote d'Ivoire sports daily SuperSport, first timer Ben Youssef won with 158 points after the vote of 19 Ivoirian sportscasters with Didier Drogba, the captain of the national football team second with 141 points and Yaya Touré third with 96 points.

Méité Ben Youssef, 24, distinguished himself at the 2010 African Athletics championship, in Nairobi, Kenya last summer winning the gold medal on 100m and silver medal in the 200m.

Below Ben Youssef Meite (Cote D'Ivoire) chats with Athletics Africa after winning the 100m title at the 17th CAA Safaricom African Senior Athletics Championships in Nairobi, July 2010. (Note: Interview is in French) - AthleticsAfrica.Com © 2010,

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