Osimhen emerges Best Young African Footballer of the Year 2015 •Aubameyang beats Yaya Toure in senior category

By Nelson Dafe on January 8, 2016

Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen has been voted Best Young African Footballer of the Year 2015 for his record-breaking feat at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

It was a night of double honour for Nigeria as U13 star Oghenekaro Etebo was named the continent’s Promising Player of the Year during the award ceremony held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

In the senior category, Gabonese and Borussia Dortmund of Germany star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named Africa’s Best Player of 2015, effectively ending the four straight years reign of Ivory Coast’s talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure as the continent’s best.

Aubameyang polled 143 votes to narrowly pip Toure, who got 137 votes, to the awards.

Aubameyang, 26, becomes the first player from a German bundesliga club to be winning the award.

FULL LIST OF CAF AWARDEES:

AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Pierre- Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon)

AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR – BASED IN AFRICA - Mbwana Aly SAMATTA

WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Gaelle ENGANAMOUIT (Cameroon)

YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Victor OSIMHEN (Nigeria)

MOST PROMISING TALENT OF THE YEAR - Etebo Peter OGHENEKARO (Nigeria)

COACH OF THE YEAR - Herve RENARD (France) – Former Coach of Cote d’Ivoire

REFEREE OF THE YEAR - Bakary Papa GASSAMA (Gambia)

NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR - Cote d’Ivoire

WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR - Cameroon

CLUB OF THE YEAR - TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

AFRICAN LEGEND AWARD

Charles Kumi GYAMFI (Ghana)

Samuel MBAPPE LEPPE (Cameroon)

•Photo shows newly crowned CAF Young Player of the Year Victor Osimhen.

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 8, 2016


 

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