Gyan Says CAF Is Killing African Football

Gyan Says CAF Is Killing African Football

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does not deserve Africa’s 2015 best footballer award.

The striker has jumped to the defence of his compatriot, Andre Ayew by launching a scathing attack at CAF insisting the body's annual award ceremony has lost its value for snubbing the Black Stars deputy captain.

Gyan has twice been the victim of unfair selection by CAF for the African Footballer of the Year and claims such decisions have led to the award losing its value.

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Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the CAF African Footballer of the Year top award on Thursday in Nigeria after edging past Yaya Toure and Ayew.

It could be recalled that Gyan, controversially lost out to Samuel Eto'o after being Africa's top star at the 2010 World Cup when CAF honoured players that excelled for that particular year.

According to the Shangai SIPG player, excelling at the 2015 African Nations Cup should have been the key deciding factor.

Aubameyang, the first player from the central African country to win the award, scored 29 Bundesliga goals in 2015 and 18 already to his credit this season but his national team, the Panthers woefully failed to make it past the first round of the AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.

His competitors, Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast and Ghana’s Ayew were the finalists with the Ivoirians coming out as victors. Andre Ayew was as a joint top scorer in the competition.

Ayew who is currently the top scorer for Swansea in the EPL, also scored 12 goals in 14 matches for French side Marseille from February to May before moving to Swansea City where he has two counts of club player of the month.

A distraught Asamoah Gyan said, "Aubameyang doesn't deserve the African Footballer of the Year award. He is a very good striker and did well for his club last year. But he did very little at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Both Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew have slammed the Confederation of African Football (CAF), over its criteria in choice of player of the year award.


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