Yaya Toure wins African Player of the Year 2014

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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has been named the African Player of the Year 2014 by the Confederation of African Football at an awards ceremony held in Lagos on Thursday evening.

The Ivoirian won the title for a fourth straight time beating off competition from local favourite Vincent Enyeama and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the title.

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.

However, it was the Ivoirian Toure who was called up to the podium again winning the award for a record fourth time after previous sucesses  in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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

In the other awards given on the evening, Firmin Ndombe Mubele won the award for best African player based on the continent.

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

The Full Awards

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

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
Firmin Mubele Ndombe (DR Congo and AS Vita)

Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and River Angels)

Youth Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and River Angels)

Most Promising Talent
Yacine Brahimi (Algeria and Porto)

Coach of the Year
Kheireddine Madoui (ES Setif)

National Team of the Year
Algeria

Women’s National Team of the Year
Nigeria

Club of the Year
ES Setif (Algeria)

Referee of the Year
Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Football Leader of the Year
Moise Katumbi Chapwe – President of TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 

African Legend award
Oryx Club (Cameroon) – winners of the maiden edition of CAF Champions League 1964
Stade Malien (Mali) – runner up of the maiden edition of CAF Champion’s League 1964

Platinum Award
Dr Kwame Nkrumah (First President of Ghana)
His Excellency Goodluck Jonthan (President of Nigeria)

CAF Finest XI

Goalkeeper: Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)

Defenders: Jean Kasulula (DR Congo), Mehdi Benatia (Morocco), Stephane Mbia (Cameroon), Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana)

Midfielders: Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Substitutes

Raïs M’Bolhi (Algeria), Firmin Mubele Ndombe (DR Congo), Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia), Yao Kouasi Gervais ‘Gervinho (Cote d’Ivoire), Abdelrahman Fetori (Libya), Akram Djahnit (Algeria), Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire)

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