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Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure made it two titles in a row by winning the 2012 African Player of the Year

Posted: 21 December 2012 Time: 6:30 am

Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure made it two titles in a row by winning the 2012 African Player of the Year at a glamorous Glo-CAF Awards Gala in Accra on Thursday at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.

The winner was chosen by the head coaches or technical directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF.

The back-to-back titles put the 29-year-old into the company of Senegal’s El- Hadji Diouf and Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o who achieved similar feats. The Manchester City player beat his compatriot Didier Drogba who finished second with Cameroon’s Alex Song coming third.

Egyptian and Al Ahly midfielder Mohamed Aboutreika was crowned African player of the Year Based in Africa. The 34-year old bagged his second title after winning the same award in 2008.

Reigning African champions Zambia won the National Team of the Year award after their heroics of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea earlier this year and it was no surprise either that their charismatic coach, Herve Renard walked away with the Coach of the Year award for steering Chipolopolo to their maiden Africa Cup of Nations title.

Below is the full list of award winners:
Africa Player of the Year – Yaya Toure
Africa Based Player of the Year – Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt)
Fair Play award - Gabon national team supporters
Coach of the Year – Herve Renard
National team of the Year – Zambia
Women's National Team of the Year – Equatorial Guinea
Club of the Year – Al Ahly (Egypt)
Referee of the Year – Haimoudi Djamel (Algeria)
Most Promising Talent of the Year – Mohamed Salah (Egypt)
Women's Footballer of the Year – Genoveva Anoman (Equatorial Guinea)
Legend Award – Mahmoud El-Gohary (Egypt)
Legend Award – Rigobert Song (Cameroon)
Platinum Award - John Mahama (President of Ghana)

Africa’s Best XI:

Goalkeeper: Lutunu Dule ( Congo)

Defenders: Ahmed El- Basha (Sudan), Walid Hicheri (Tunisia), Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia), Ahmed Fathi (Egypt)

Midfielders: Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt), Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire), Alex Song (Cameroon), Younes Belhanda (Morocco)

Forwards: Didier Drogba,(Cote d’Ivoire), Christopher Katongo (Zambia)

Coach: Herve Renard.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

dongeo80sbaby
posted: 07:15 am
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah no south africans...no wonder no1 takes bafana seriously...
THE MVP
posted: 07:17 am
Well done Yaya, it's a well deserved award, he has been consistent for the noisy neighbours, he must just cap it all with a stunning performance during the Afcon in Jan, what a player!!!!!
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 07:19 am
Well done to all the recipients, most importantly our neighbours Zambia & Harve Renard.
mavisto Downs
posted: 07:23 am
CAF is just a joke, that president must be removed. Song didn't derseve to be in that top three but b'coz he s Cameronean he was nominee for what, what did he achieve? Drogba is the one who suppose to walk away with that first price, i mean he won Uefa champions league nd FA with Chalsea, Chris Katongo number two for winning Africa cup of nations nd the Yaya number three. Any way dis s Africa the continent of dictaters, where u'll find people occupying CAF presidencies for more than 25yrs, Mugabes, Khozas chairman of everythng for decades.
gotze p2
posted: 07:27 am
well done yaya
Stil Standing
posted: 07:29 am
But you had to pick this particular pic when we know Yaya looks much better just like Goal.com who will pick only the most twisted of Robinho's images but will go at lengths to make you believe that no man looks better than Beckham. I thought Kickoff was African coz I am African.
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 07:30 am
South African players will neva be amongst Africa's celebrated until they stop being superstars only in their own minds eg. Teko Modise: we all knw he's a gifted futboller but he hasn't won so many accolades that warrant him to act like a prima-donna as he always does, u can tell frm jst looking @his body posture that he thinks he's the best thing that's eva happend to SA soccer, while the likes of Musonda & Nkausu remain humble, that's the difference.
Buloh
posted: 07:32 am
What did song do to be i n the top 3? Is it because he's pkayin 4 barca now.
silago77
posted: 07:42 am
where is Mzansi's Funniest? Some people say he is the best keeper in Africa but i dont see him ku Africa best XI.
EmeTim
posted: 07:45 am
Where are the players from Nigeria? It is hard to believe that not even a single soul made it from Naija.
maele
posted: 07:58 am
this the refletion of how low our std of futbul-#### is in south africa
maele
posted: 08:00 am
yaya toure is by far the best in africa and third in the world, just afta messi and ronaldo
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 08:08 am
Commander of the Ship Cpt. Black Beard posted...

South African players will neva be amongst
Africa's celebrated until they stop being
superstars only in their own minds eg. Teko
Modise: we all knw he's a gifted futboller but he
hasn't won so many accolades that warrant
him to act like a prima-donna as he always
does, u can tell frm jst looking @his body
posture that he thinks he's the best thing
that's eva happend to SA soccer, while the likes
of Musonda & Nkausu remain humble, that's
the difference.
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Dankie, that's the truth da...in sesotho they say 'o e wotlile botsekeng'....
Senne
posted: 08:25 am
Palooka of the year: South Africa celebrating after 1 all draw with Niger (Guneau / Gabon AFCON)
bongs.malapile@yahoo.com
posted: 08:31 am
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 07:30 am | Report
South African players will neva be amongst Africa's celebrated until they stop being superstars only in their own minds eg. Teko Modise: we all knw he's a gifted futboller but he hasn't won so many accolades that warrant him to act like a prima-donna as he always does, u can tell frm jst looking @his body posture that he thinks he's the best thing that's eva happend to SA soccer, while the likes of Musonda & Nkausu remain humble, that's the difference.

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The list goes on we have Andile"Mr Arrogant Sphukuphuku"Jali, Itu"Hlokoloza"Khune, Mbulelo"Ke tletse ka masepa" Mabizela, Benni"Fat Cow Walking"McCarthy, Goerge"I Am Chris Brown"Lebese, Lehlohonolo" My Ballz are Gold" Majoro and so on and so on. They all think they are the best thing since loaf brown....heheheee!!! In reality they are nobodies!!!

We must stop playing soccer and concetrate on Rugby and Cricket.
The Game..
posted: 08:38 am
This is a disgrace for South Africa....No comment !!!
The Game..
posted: 08:45 am
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 07:30 am | Report

Guess we are all entitled to our own opinion: Teko maybe acting funny (as you put it): but mina I believe he tries to keep his ego to himself: That guy is successful , my brother but I see him as a down to earth : taking into consideration , his current state: but I'm not questioning your point of view, just saying: sometimes we may look at the same picture but come up with different sides of what we see....but ke Teko may have not achieved with teams....individually he's got the awards that some players won't get...so according to reality, the word 'curse' is just irrevelant in his situation: he's amongst the highest paid players and I know Downs when up his salary (when they renew his contract): agreeing on such stories about ama players , is just a waste of energy and precious time to us: cos really, Teko probably earns more than 'all the bloggers' here at kickoff, yet some people say he is cursed: then what are we?...be careful ke nawe mntakababa...watch ulimi lwakho:
skumza(sundowns)
posted: 08:45 am
Teko wz deservs 2 b in da best 11.only if Gordon cn wake up n select best players.
obyjas
posted: 08:45 am
Hell no. South Africans turn their footballers into celebrities before they hit legendary stardom and complain when they fail, hence arrogance and what not. Selflessness and humbleness are a result of how people treat you. Our players are in an environment where they need mentors however nobody is really offering and they're also not interested coz of all the money. Their best success will be the money they bag leading to unfortunate things happening. May they be saved.
mavisto Downs
posted: 08:54 am
bongs.malapile@yahoo.com
posted: 08:31 am | Report
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 07:30 am | Report
South African players will neva be amongst Africa's celebrated until they stop being superstars only in their own minds eg. Teko Modise: we all knw he's a gifted futboller but he hasn't won so many accolades that warrant him to act like a prima-donna as he always does, u can tell frm jst looking @his body posture that he thinks he's the best thing that's eva happend to SA soccer, while the likes of Musonda & Nkausu remain humble, that's the difference.

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The list goes on we have Andile"Mr Arrogant Sphukuphuku"Jali, Itu"Hlokoloza"Khune, Mbulelo"Ke tletse ka masepa\" Mabizela, Benni"Fat Cow Walking"McCarthy, Goerge"I Am Chris Brown"Lebese, Lehlohonolo\" My Ballz are Gold\" Majoro and so on and so on. They all think they are the best thing since loaf brown....heheheee!!! In reality they are nobodies!!!

We must stop playing soccer and concetrate on Rugby and Cricket.

Bafethu mara why always everytime when we coment we insults each other or players? Bafethu there r kids who are also reading diz coments, imagine what are we teaching them? Black communities when are we going to have good leaders nd role models dar r good impact in our society.
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