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Aubameyang Voted Africa’s Best

Gabonese forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted CAF African Player of the Year Award for 2015.

In a vote conducted by coaches or technical directors of CAF member-nations, Aubameyang registered 143 points ahead of Yaya Toure, who scored 136 points, while Ghana’s Andre Ayew amassed 112 points to place third.

Aubameyang’s victory ended the four-year reign of Ivorian midfielder Toure, who  had won the continent’s highest individual prize between 2011 and 2014.

The 26-year-old Gabon skipper has been in superb form for Borussia Dortmund this season, scoring 18 league goals in just 17 Bundesliga appearances.

The Youth Player of the Year award went to Nigeria’s Under-17 star, Victor Osimhen, while Warri Wolves forward, Oghenekaro Etebo emerged the Most Promising Player of 2015 following his exploits at the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations.

Cote d’Ivoire received the Team of the Year award while Frenchman Herve Renard, who led the Ivorians to the 2015 Nations’ Cup success, was named Coach of the Year.

African champions, TP Mazembe were recognised as the Club of the Year, while Cameroon’s Gaell Enganamouit emerged Women’s Player of the Year.

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