Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Wins Africa’s Best Player Of The Year Award
Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has won Africa’s top football honour, beating four-time winner Ivorian Yaya Toure and Ghana’s Andre Ayew to the 2015 Caf African Footballer of the Year award at a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday.
The 26-year-old polled 143 points, seven more than Toure whilst Ayew finished a distant third with 112 points to claim the prize for the first time.
He becomes the first player from the German league to win the award having finished as runner-up in the 2014 edition staged in Lagos.
Aubameyang was also included on the African finest XI shortlist that had the trio of Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Nwakali and Azubuike Okechukwu on the substitutes bench.