ACCRA, Ghana — Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has been named African Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
The Manchester City player won ahead of Mali and Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita, with Ghana forward Andre Ayew — who plays for French club Marseille — third.
Harouna Doula won Coach of the Year at Thursday's annual Confederation of African Football awards after he led Niger to its first African Cup of Nations finals, qualifying from a group containing South Africa and record seven-time champion Egypt.
Botswana won Team of the Year after it also qualified for its first African Cup.
Former Nigeria international Jay Jay Okocha and Morocco's Mustapha Hadji were honored with African legends awards.