This comes after the Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City of England midfielder a knock in Manchester City’s 6-0 battering of West Ham on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, his ankle was swollen and painful and is now to undergo a scan to ascertain the extent of the injury. So this good news will sure cheer him up!
Toure is winning African Footballer of the Year for the third time in a row; beating fellow Ivorien, Didier Drogba and Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel…who were up against him… to the prestigious laurel. Mikel became the 1st runner up while Drogba finished in third place.
However, Nigeria swept five awards out of the 11 at stake with Nigeria’s Super Eagles beating Ethiopia and Burkina Faso to the Team of the Year award.
Also, the victorious Golden Eaglets that won the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup were named the Youth National Team of the Year.
At the colourful ceremony held at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Towers, the for leading the Nigerian team to victory at the 2013 African Nations Cup, Stephen Keshi beat compatriot, Manu Garba to claim the Coach of the Year Award.
Co-hosted by former Super Eagles striker Sunday Oliseh, the event had musical performances by Africa’s top singers including Flavour, Psquare, and Lira.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
National Team of the Year: Super Eagles of Nigeria
Youth National Team of the Year: Golden Eaglets of Nigeria
Club of the Year: Al Ahly of Egypt
Fair Play Awards: Nigeria Supporters Club
Coach of the Year: Stephen Keshi
Most Promising Talent: Kelechi Iheanacho
Referee of the Year: Haimoudi Djamel
CAF Legends: Late Bruno Metsu & Jose Mehdi Faria
African Player of the Year (Africa based): Mohamed Aboutreika
African Player of the Year: Yaya Toure
Platinum Award goes to President Goodluck Jonathan
Africa XI: Enyeama. Fathi. Benatia. Constant. Mikel. Yaya. Aboutreika. Pitroipa. Emenike. Gyan. Aubameyang. Coach: Keshi
Source: African Spotlight