Thursday, 22 December 2011

African player award the year shortlist Ayew, Toure, Keita

The confederation of Africa football (CAF) yesterday list out the the three best candidate for this year honor.

Ghana and Marseille winger Andre Ayew; Mali and Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita plus Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure were named as finalists for the African Player of the Year award on Wednesday by the Confederation of African Football. The top three will, therefore, vie for the continent’s top player prize at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana on Thursday (today).

The favorite for this year hon will go to andre ayew of Ghana,

 Andre Ayew :Young Ayew’s successful year at the same club, plus his role in helping Ghana qualify for next year’s African Nations Cup finals, see him make the short-list of candidates.

Seydou Keita: The 31-year-old Keita won Spain’s La Liga, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup with Barcelona in 2011. Mali also qualified for the African Cup

 Yaya Toure:
Toure, 28, has been a key figure in Manchester City’s rise to the top of the English Premier League and scored the only goal as City won May’s FA Cup final – the club’s first major trophy in nearly 40 years.
He also scored in Cote d’Ivoire’s final Cup of Nations qualifier as the favorites reached the January 21 to February 12 tournament with a perfect record of six wins from six qualifying games.


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