Yaya Toure Named African Footballer Of The Year

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth consecutive time after beating Nigerian favourite, Vincent Enyeama … Continue reading Yaya Toure Named African Footballer Of The Year


Delta-State-Governor-Emmanuel-Uduaghan-African-Footballer-of-the-year-Yaya-Toure-and-Issa-Hayatou-during-the-2014-GLO-CAF-Award-in-Lagos-360x225Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth consecutive time after beating Nigerian favourite, Vincent Enyeama and Aubameyang at a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

The Cote D’Ivoire international equalled the tally of former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o but became the first player to win the title four times in a row after previous successes in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Toure, 31, was nominated after playing a pivotal role in winning the Premier League and League Cup.

He also helped Ivory Coast qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Midfielder Toure scored 20 goals in City’s title-winning campaign and also netted the equaliser in the 3-1 Capital One Cup final victory over Sunderland at Wembley last March.

He has nine goals in 26 appearances for City in all competitions so far this season, including six goals in his last nine outings.
Toure also made the Fifa shortlist for the 2014 Ballon D’Or prize in October.

Toure told media that he felt ‘lucky’ to win it considering the size of the competition

In the ceremony, Nigeria produced the African Women Player award, Africa Youth Player of the Year as well as the National Team of the Year.

Two Nigerians, Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa also made it into CAF Team of the Year.