Yaya Toure named African Player of the Year for record-tying fourth time
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Yaya Toure has been named African player of the year for a record-equaling fourth time, matching the feat of former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o.
The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder also became the first player to win the award four times in a row. Toure was announced as Africa's top player for 2014 at a ceremony in Lagos on Thursday. He won the English Premier League title last year and was named in the league's team of the year.
The African award is decided by a vote of the coaches or technical directors of the continent's national teams.
Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama were the other finalists.
Algeria won team of the year after establishing itself as Africa's top-ranked team in 2014.