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Toure named best African footballer


MANCHESTER CITY and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has been named African Footballer of the Year for the second consecutive time.

The head coaches or technical directors of countries affiliated to the Confederation of African Football voted for the 29-year-old.

Ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was second and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song was named third.

Toure was an integral part of the City squad that won the Premier League title this year.

He joined the Blues in 2010 and has scored four goals in 17 games so far this season.

Zambia, who won the Africa Cup of Nations trophy back in February, were named Team of the Year, while their boss Herve Renard was named Coach of the Year.

The Africa Cup of Nations 2013 takes place in January in South Africa.

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