21 Dec 2012

Yaya Toure named African footballer of the year

12:20 pm on 21 December 2012

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has won the African Footballer of the Year award for a second successive time, holding off a strong challenge from compatriot and Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba.

The 29-year-old midfielder topped the annual poll of African national team coaches and technical directors to add to the award he won in 2011.

Toure played a pivotal role for both club and country, helping Ivory Coast to the African Nations Cup final in February and then playing a big part in taking Manchester City to the Premier League title in a dramatic season finale.