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Toure named African Player of the Year

December 20, 2012
By ESPN staff
Yaya Toure has been named the 2012 African Player of the Year, picking up the award for the second year in a row.

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Toure, 29, beat off prestigious competition from the likes of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Barcelona's Alex Song who ended second and third.

Toure appeared overwhelmed when accepting the award on stage and he believes the African Cup of Nations in January will be one of the closest tournaments in the last decade.
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