Who is the african best player of the year 2013? Yaya Touré

Who is the african best player of the year 2013? Yaya Touré

Kouami Sessou . Posted in Africa No Comments

Ivorian Yaya Toure, compatriot Didier Drogba and John Obi Mikel of Nigeria were the contenders for the African Player of the Year .

Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has been crowned African Player of the Year for the third time in a row.

The 30-year old, who plays for English giants Manchester City picked up the topmost prize at the 2013 Glo-CAF Awards Gala held on January 9 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Toure, who was crowned the finest player on the continent in 2011 and 2012, garnered 373 votes against 265 and 236 by Mikel and Drogba respectively.

The winner was decided by votes from the Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.

All Award winners

Player of the Year:
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City)

Player of the Year (Based in Africa):Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt and Al-Ahly)

Most Promising Talent:Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria)

National Team of the Year:Nigeria

Youth National Team of the Year:Nigeria U-17 team

Club of the Year:Al-Ahly (Egypt)

Coach of the Year:Stephen Keshi (Nigeria)

Referee of the Year:Haimoudi Djamel (Algeria)

Fair Play award:Nigeria Supporters

CAF Legends:Bruno Metsu/Mehdi Faria

Platinum Award:Goodluck Jonathan (President of Nigeria)

Africa Finest XI
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
Ahmed Fathy (Egypt), Mehdi Benatia (Morocco), Kevin Constant (Guinea)
Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso), John Obi Mikel (Nigeria), Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire), Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt)
Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

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