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Manchester City Yaya Toure named African Footballer of the Year

Ivorian and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has retained the title of "African Footballer of the Year". At second and third place were compatriot, Didier Drogba and Cameroonian midfielder, Alex Song.

“This night is so special for me,” Toure said after receiving the prize in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Thursday. “Thanks to all of you. Even my captain is here today. Thanks to everyone and we are happy for this award.”

Winners of the other categories are:
see list below.....

National Team of the Year – Zambia
National Women’s Team of the Year – Equatorial Guinea
Club of the Year – Al Ahly
Fair Play Award – Gabon Supporters Union
Coach of the Year Award – Herve Renard
Most Promising Talent Award – Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Women’s Footballer of the Year – Genoveva Anonma (Equatorial Guinea)
Referee of the Year – Gamal Hymoudy (Algeria)
Caf Legend of the Year Award – Rigobert Song (Cameroon) and Mahmoud El Gohary (Egypt)
African Player of the year – Based in Africa – Egypt’s Mohamed Aboutreika – Al-Ahly
Zambia’s Rainford Kalaba – TP Mazembe
Zambia’s Stoppila Sunzu  – TP Mazembe

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