Friday, December 21, 2012

Yaya Toure named the 2012 African player of the year.

Toure wins his second African Player of the Year Award
Yaya accepting his award

Yaya Touré was named the 2012 African player of the year; this is the second successive title for the 29-year-old player.
Fellow compatriot Didier Drogba came in second place while Cameroon’s Alex Song, of Barcelona came in third place. The Ivorian and Manchester City midfielder was crowned at an award gala in Accra,Ghana after he was voted by head coaches or technical directors of countries affiliated to the Confederation of African Football.
Current African Cup of Nations champions, Zambia were named team of the year, teams’ coach Herve Renard was also named coach of the year.
Below is the full list of award winners and a list of Africa's best 11: 
-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 (France)