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On the same bases as last year, Yaya Touré is realizing an enormous season with Manchester City. Two days ahead for the end of the championship of England, the Ivorian is for the struggling for the title.
With 19 goals this season in Premier league, the former player of Barcelona is the main advantage of his club. And he is collecting personal distinctions. Already the Best African player three times and Player BBC of the year, Yaya Touré received on Monday, the « Lion d’or 2013« , a prize that rewards the « The Best African player of the year ». It is awarded by the Moroccan Press group Mountakhab.
Nine other players were selected for this prize: Mehdi Benatia (Morocco, AS Rome), Mohamed Abouterika (Egypt, Al-Ahly), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast, Galatasaray), John Obi Mikel (Nigeria, Chelsea), Victor Moses (Nigeria, Liverpool), Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana, Juventus), Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana, Rubin Kazan) and Jonathan Pitoipa (Burkina Faso, Rennes).
It was in the studio of the Pan-African channel Africa 24 that the Ivorian received his trophy. We suggest you to follow the program « Africa 24 Football Club » in which Yaya Touré appeared.
Source: Africa Top Sports
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO