African honour for Yaya

The Ivory Coast international has established himself as a key
player in the City team since arriving at the club from Barcelona
in 2010. Toure scored the winner in City’s FA Cup semi-final
victory over Manchester United and in the final against Stoke,
ending the club’s 35-year wait for a major trophy. His displays
this season have also helped Roberto Mancini’s side to the top of
the Premier League. A statement on the Confederation of African
Football’s official website read: “The 28-year old pipped Ghanaian
midfielder Andre Ayew and Malian Seydou Keita to scoop the top-most
honour at the Awards Gala on Thursday at the Banquet Hall, State
House in Accra.” Toure is only the second Ivorian to win the award
since its inception in 1992, following in the footsteps on Chelsea
striker Didier Drogba The award was voted for by the head coaches
of the national teams in Africa.