Yaya Toure is Africa’s best footballer

Written By MR on Friday, January 13, 2012 | Friday, January 13, 2012

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Ivorian Yaya Toure as African Player of the Year 2011, beating his two closest shortlists, Ghana's Andre Ayew and Mali's Seydou Keita. Toure who plays for English side Manchester City is was declared winner after amassing the largest votes from a composition of head coaches and technical directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF at a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana.

The African football governing body also named Tunisia’s Oussama Darragi as African based Player of the Year 2011.

 Below is a detailed outline of the 2011 CAF winners.

 African Player of the Year 2011

 Yaya Toure (Manchester City and Cote d’Ivoire)

 African Player of the Year 2011 (Based in Africa)

 Oussama Darragi (Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Tunisia)

 National Team of the Year


 Women’s National Team of the Year


 Club of the Year

 Esperance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia)

 Most Promising Talent of the Year

 Souleymane Coulibaly (Tottenham Hotspurs and Cote d’Ivoire)

 Coach of the Year

 Harouna Doula (Niger)

 Women’s Footballer of the Year

 Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria)

 Referee of the Year

 Noumandiez Doue (Cote d’Ivoire)

 Legend Award

 Mustapha Hadji (Morocco)

 Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha (Nigeria)

 Fair Play Award


 Platinum Award

 John Evans Atta Mills (President of Ghana)

 Africa’s Finest XI

 Goalkeeper: Samir Aboud (Libya)

 Defenders: Harrison Afful (Ghana), Banana Yaya (Cameroon), Ayoub Elkhiqi (Morocco), Taye Taiwo (Nigeria)

 Midfielder: Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire), Seydou Keita (Mali), Andre Ayew (Ghana)

 Forward: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Moussa Sow (Senegal)


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