Yaya Toure named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Manchester City and Ivory Coast holding midfielder, Yaya Toure has been announced as the 2015 BBC African Footballer of the year.

Toure who’s winning the award for the second time, was nominated alongside Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew and Sadio Mane.

After the announcement was made in London, Toure gushed to BBC Sport: “I am very proud. To receive this dedication from the fans is unbelievable.”

“Also I want to pay tribute to the other nominees. African football is growing up, becoming much better and we have fantastic young players coming through now. I am delighted and very happy.

And as an African player, I want to lead all my younger brothers to be successful in the future.

When I was a kid I was always dreaming of being an important player. I have sacrificed a lot. I will continue to try to win a trophy every year, I will fight to win a personal trophy.”

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