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Aubameyang Edges Yaya Toure As African Player of the Year

By Gilbert Alasa.
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named African Footballer of the Year beating Manchester City’s Yaya Toure to clinch the award on Thursday night.
The result ends a streak of four consecutive awards from the Confederation of African Football for the Ivorian Toure, who had retained the award since 2011.
Gabon international Aubameyang, who finished second to Toure a year ago, earned 143 points Thursday night, barely edging runner-up Toure’s 136 in CAF’s rankings.
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The Dortmund striker has scored 24 goals in 23 games in all competitions this season for the Bundesliga side. He also scored 16 league goals in the previous campaign.
In-form Swansea’s Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew finished third with 112 points.
Herve Renard was named coach of the year after leading Ivory Coast to glory in the African Nations Cup.
Tanzanian Mbwana Aly Samatt was recognised as the best player on an African club, the first time a player from east African has won the award.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen was named Youth Player of the Year while his countryman Etebo Peter Oghenekaro received Most Promising Talent of the Year.

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