By Alan Duffy
In a decision that you can really argue with, Manchester City’s all-action powerhouse Yaya Touré has bagged the African Player of the Year award, thus holding on to the prize he won in 2011.
Touré has been an absolute giant in the centre of City’s midfield since joining from Barcelona and it’s probably fair to say that there is no better box to box midfielder in the world today.
Champions League winner and fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba came second while former Arsenal man Alex Song came third.
One wonders how much the upcoming African Cup of Nations will affect the race for the Premier League title.
Here’s a list of all the winners…
|2012||Yaya Touré||Côte d’Ivoire||Manchester City|
|2011||Yaya Touré||Côte d’Ivoire||Manchester City|
|2010||Samuel Eto’o||Cameroon||Inter Milan|
|2009||Didier Drogba||Côte d’Ivoire||Chelsea|
|2006||Didier Drogba||Côte d’Ivoire||Chelsea|
|2004||Samuel Eto’o||Cameroon||Barcelona / Mallorca|