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Yaya Toure Named BBC African Player Of The Year

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has been named the BBC African Player of the year.

The midfielder is winning the award for the second time, having beem named BBC player of the year in 2013.

Yaya Toure said upon receiving the award,”I am very proud to be named BBC African Footballer of the Year and would like to thank everyone that voted. I work hard every day to be the best I can be, so to be nominated seven consecutive times and win this award for a second time means a lot to me.

“I would also like to pay tribute to my fellow nominees and this fantastic initiative, which celebrates African footballers — shining a light on our wonderful continent. We have so much talent in Africa, so I am determined to continue to achieve on the pitch and use my success to help lead the way for the next generation.”

Yaya Toure beat Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Yacine Brahimi, Saido Mane and Andre Ayew to the award.

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