Yaya Toure - Disappointed
Friday Jan 08, 2016. 11:00
Manchester City and Cote d’Ivoire skipper Yaya Toure has admitted he was disappointed he failed to win a record fifth straight CAF Awards.
The 32-year-old midfielder has previously bagged the prestigious individual accolade in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o Fils has won the award four times, while Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu, El Hadj Diouf of Senegal and Yaya’s compatriot Didier Drogba have scooped it twice each.
Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tallied 143 points to upset Yaya in a vote done by coaches or technical directors of CAF member-nations.
Yaya beat Aubameyang to the top prize in 2014.
“I am disappointed but that won’t take anything from anybody. I am sure Andre (Ayew) is also disappointed after what he did last year,” said the Elephants captain.
“This is not the time to complain. We will all go back and continue to work hard.”