Adane Girma nominated for the 2012 African Player of the Year (Based in Africa).
The award is given to the best footballer based on Africa and competing in championships based on the continent.
Girma is a defender or defensive midfielder and is part of the Ethiopia national football team. He began his career with Awassa City FC in summer 2007, then left the team and moved to Saint-George SA. He was later transformed to striker, which role he did very well, by being one of the best scorers of Ethiopian Premier League in season 2009/10. He can also play at full-back. Adane Girma and Getaneh Kebede of Dedebit FC shared the Ethiopian Premier League 2010/11 goal scoring title after they finished the season with 20 goals each. He was also awarded as best player of ligue in that season.
Below are the nominees for the 2012 African Player of the Year (Based in Africa); Abdelmoumen Djabou (Club Africain), Ahmed El-Basha (Al Merreikh), Ahmed Zuway (CA Bizertin), Abdoulrazak Fiston (Lydia Academic), Alou Bagayoko (Djoliba), Alula Girma (St. Georges), Azuka Bobo Izu (Sunshine Stars), Boubacar Bangoura (Djoliba), Edward Sadomba (Al Hilal), Essam El Hadary (Al Merreikh), Emmanuel Atukwei Clottey (Esperance), Given Singuluma (TP Mazembe), Hamouda Ahmed El Bashir (Al Ahly Shandy), Harrison Afful (Esperance), Ismailia Diarra Cercle (Olympique de Bamako), João Hernani Rosa Barros (Interclub), Mohamed Aboutreika (Al-Ahly), Mongezi Bobe (BIack Leopards, South Africa), Mudather ElTaieb (Al Hilal), Mxolisi Mthethwa (Royal Leopard), Oboabona Godfrey (Sunshine Stars), Omar Mohamed Bakheet (Al Hilal), Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe), Razak Yakubu (Al Ahly Shandy), Samatta Mbwana (TP Mazembe), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea), Stoppila Sunzu (TP Mazembe), Taboko Eric Nyemba (AC Leopard Dolisie), Tresor Mputu Mabi (TP Mazembe), Walid Hicheri (Esperance), Yannick N’Djeng (Esperance), Youssef Msakni (Esperance)