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Yaya Toure named African Player of the Year

The Ivorian has been named the best player from the continent for a

record fourth straight time after beating Vincent Enyeama and

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at a ceremony in Lagos

Manchester City playmaker Yaya Toure has been named African Player of

the Year for a record fourth year in a row at a ceremony in Lagos on

Thursday night.

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The Ivorian, who beat off competition from local favourite Vincent

Enyeama and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, equals Samuel Eto’o’s four

titles but becomes the first player to win in back-to-back years.

The 31-year-old scored 20 goals in 35 Premier League appearances for

Manuel Pellegrini’s side in the 2013-14 campaign, as they held off

Liverpool’s challenge by two points.

Aubameyang enjoyed a fine debut campaign at Borussia Dortmund last

season, wowing fans with his direct running and lightning pace.

The Gabon international scored 13 Bundesliga goals last term to help

Jurgen Klopp’s men to a second-placed finish and the DFB-Pokal final.

Enyeama captained Nigeria at the World Cup and was an ever-present in

a Lille side that finished third in Ligue 1 last term, helping the

club to the Champions League preliminary stages where they lost to

Porto.

Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan and Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa were previously on a

five-man list, before that was whittled down to three in late

December.

Credit: Goal.com

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

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