Yaya Toure is African Footballer of the Year

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wins African football's top prize for the third time running.

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure holds his plaque after winning the African Footballer of the Year [Reuters]
    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure holds his plaque after winning the African Footballer of the Year [Reuters]

    The 30-year-old Manchester City midfielder edged out Nigeria's John Obi Mikel and fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba to make it a hat-trick of wins, emulating Abedi Pele and Samuel Eto'o.

    Toure has had a successful year in which he was also included on the 23-man shortlist for FIFA's World Player of the Year.

    The former Barcelona man admitted he was proud to win the prize for a third time.

    "I am very proud and very happy to receive this award, but would also like to congratulate my brothers, John Obi Mikel and Didier Drogba," noted Toure.

     

    SOURCE: Reuters


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