CAF Awards Press Conference
"I have a lot of emotion," Yaya Toure said after climbing the stage to accept the 2012 African Player of the Year award.
“I think this night is so special for me. I thought this year was tough. I knew it was going to be a huge fight to be at the top. To be a winner twice is just wonderful and l am honoured to get this award again. This win is for the people of Cote d’ Ivoire and for the Ivoirian national team and l hope it will galvanise us to do well at AFCON 2013 next month”
"I am happy for Yaya Toure to win tonight and he deserves it", Didier Droga said after coming second in the African Player of the Year.
Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure made it two titles in a row by winning the 2012 African Player of the Year at a glamorous Glo-CAF Awards Gala in Accra on Thursday at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.
The votes from the Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF determined the winner.
Toure was crowned the best African player at a colourful ceremony attended by the crème de la crème of African football officials, current and former players and administrators. Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Clement Kofi Humado and Minister of Communication, Haruna Iddrisu graced the event as did CAF President Issa Hayatou and members of the CAF Executive Committee.
Banyana Banyana found themselves on the end of a 4-0 drubbing by hosts Equatorial Guinea in the final of the 8th CAF African Women Championship, played in Malabo on Sunday, 11 November 2012.
The Sasol-sponsored South African national senior women's team travelled to the Malabo New Stadium in high spirits having outplayed Africa's No 1 side Nigeria 1-0 in Bata on the mainland on Wednesday, but came unstuck against a determined home side.
The hosts went into the break with a 1-0 lead after Gloria Chinasa took advantage of some poor defensive work to head home from a corner kick in the 43rd minute.