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Djoliba defensive midfielder Lassana Fane has been named as the most outstanding player in the Mali league for the season.

The former youth international received 388 votes ahead of fellow teammate Brehima Traore in a special poll organised by a three radio stations in partnership with a telephone company, who sponsor five clubs in the Mali league.

Fane also went home with the top prize of a motorbike.

Traore garnered 300 votes ahead of Stade Malien goalkeeper Soumbeyla Diakité, who received 193 votes during a month-long poll.

Organisers hope for a bigger participation from the public by the time the next poll is staged for the 2008-2009 season.

Samm Audu