Yaya Toure: African POY, Mystical MagicianBy: The Offside | December 23rd, 2011
Yaya Toure was named the CAF Player of the Year for being awesome in 2011, and rightly so. Possibly for his sartorial abilities.
Actually, he showed up in different dress, which makes one think that massive robe is a prize for winning the prize. A prize which immediately turns its wearer into a spiritual healer? Possibly.
Once you’re done searching the interwebs to see if you can have that delivered by Christmas, the full winners list is after the jump.
African Player of the Year 2011
Yaya Toure (Manchester City and Cote d’Ivoire)
African Player of the Year 2011 (Based in Africa)
Oussama Darragi (Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Tunisia)
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Club of the Year
Esperance Sportive de Tunis (Tunisia)
Most Promising Talent of the Year
Souleymane Coulibaly (Tottenham Hotspurs and Cote d’Ivoire)
Coach of the Year
Harouna Doula (Niger)
Women’s Footballer of the Year
Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria)
Referee of the Year
Noumandiez Doue (Cote d’Ivoire)
Mustapha Hadji (Morocco)
Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha (Nigeria)
Fair Play Award
John Evans Atta Mills (President of Ghana)
Africa’s Finest XI
Goalkeeper: Samir Aboud (Libya)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Ghana), Banana Yaya (Cameroon), Ayoub Elkhiqi (Morocco), Taye Taiwo (Nigeria)
Midfielder: Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire), Seydou Keita (Mali), Andre Ayew (Ghana)
Forward: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Moussa Sow (Senegal)
Andre Ayew threw a little fit after missing out on the top prize.