Tuesday , 15 October 2019

Yaya Toure Wins 2014 CAF African Player Of The Year, 4th Time In A Role

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The Ivoirian has been named the best player from the continent for a fourth straight time after beating local

favourite Enyeama and Aubameyang at a ceremony in Lagos

At the award ceremony in Lagos, Toure saw off the challenge from Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria and Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to win a fourth title and in the process equaling the record of Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o. Toure led Manchester City to win the Barclays Premier League title in 2014 and also helped his country qualify for the World Cup in Brazil. Asisat Oshoala beat compatriot Desire Oparanozie and Cameroon goalkeeper Annette Ngom Ndom to win Africa’s best female player of 2014. She also won the Youth Player of the Year Award. The 20-year-old Oshoala has now joined former Nigeria players like Mercy Akide and Perpetua Nkwocha to win the award.

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Falconets star Azeezat Oshoala won two awards last night, ‘Youth Player of the Year and Women African Footballer of the Year. Big congrats to her. see full list below…

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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