Toure set for record CAF title
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is in line for a record fifth CAF Player of the Year award, when the winner is announced on January 7.
Toure has won the last four CAF titles, and is set for a fifth – having won the BBC’s African Player of the Year award just last week.
Swansea City’s Andre Ayew and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund make up the three-man shortlist that was cut down from the 37 announced in October.
Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o is the only other player to have won the award four times and Toure’s Africa Cup of Nations success with Ivory Coast at the beginning of the year puts him in good contention for a fifth.
Toure won the top international prize in Africa with Les Elephants and was again influential for Manchester City, as they narrowly missed out on the title.
Ayew is currently struggling with Swansea at the bottom end of the Premier League, but made the grade for his fast start to life in the Premier League and leading Ghana to the AFCON final.
Aubameyang is another strong contender to stop Toure’s four-year title run, having took the Bundesliga by storm this season with Dortmund, having broken a Bundesliga scoring record on top of 23 goals in 21 appearances for the German outfit to date.