Yaya Toure Wins BBC African Footballer A Second Time

Yaya Toure Wins BBC African Footballer A Second Time

Ivory Coast midfield general, Yaya Toure has been named the BBC African Footballer of the year 2015.

"I am very proud. To receive this dedication from the fans is unbelievable," Toure told BBC Sport.

Toure also expressed his gratitude to the fans for voting for him to win the award a second time. He won it the first time in 2013.

"Also I want to pay tribute to the other nominees. African football is growing up, becoming much better and we have fantastic young players coming through now,” he said.

The 32-year old Manchester City midfielder has won the award twice now. Nigerians, Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha are the only players won have also won the honour twice.

Yaya Toure captained Ivory Coast to win the 2015 edition of the CAF African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea in January. They [Ivory Coast] beat Ghana on penalty to win the tourney. At club level, he helped Manchester City to come second last season.

Yaya Toure won the award ahead of Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew and Sadio Mane.

 

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