Perpetua Nkwocha, Yaya Toure are Africa's best players

Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure

Nigeria’s Perpetua Nkwocha alongside Ivorian Yaya Toure thursday night in Accra Ghana emerged as the best female and male players on the African continent.

Both players got the top prize at  the GLO/CAF awards after garnering majority of the votes cast by a pool of national team coaches and technical directors.

Perpetua who is a key member of the Super Falcons, Nigeria’s national female team beat Nompumelelo Nyandani(South Africa) & Miriam Silva(Equatorial Guinea) to clinch the award.

She has now won African women’s player of the year award for a record four times having also won in 2004,2005, 2010

For Toure, the Manchester City midfielder beat Seydou Keita and Andre Ayew to become the ‘king’ of African football

Aside the award won by the duo, there were also winners in other categories as Austin Okocha and Mustapha Hadji won the legend award.

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GLO/CAF award: list of winners

Male player Yaya Toure Ivory Coast) 

Woman Player of the Year-Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria)

Fair play Award-Libya National Team

Coach of the Year-Haruna Duala of Niger 

Men National Team of the year – Bostwana.

Women National Team of the year- Cameron

Club of d Year-Esperance

Referee of the year-Nomandiez Doue (Ivory Coast)

Most Promising Player-Souleymane Coulibali (Ivory Coast) 

Legend Award-Austin Jay Jay Okocha(Nigeria), Mustapha Hadji (Morocco)






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