Dortmund’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as the new CAF Footballer of the Year after as he beat serial winner Yaya Toure to second place at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards held Thursday night in Abuja, Nigeria.
Aubameyang, it was gathered secured 143 points while Toure got 136 points, Ghana star Andre Ayew finished third on the night with 112 points.
Aubameyang definitely is on top of his game at the moment and he is seen as one of the most lethal forwards in Europe.
The Gabonese star is now the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 18 goals. He also scored once as Gabon exited the Orange AFCON 2015 at the group stage
Sadly, it was too good for Nigeria at this year’s award with the country missing out on some of the categories where it managed to get nominations.
The little to cheer for Nigeria came as Golden Eaglets striker, Victor Osimhen was voted Youth Player of the Year. He becomes the second Nigerian to win the award after Kelechi Iheanacho last year.
On his part, Oghenekaro Etebo who won the Most Promising Talent Award.
Nigeria lost out in the National Team of the Year category where the Elephants of Cote d’ Ivorie was voted ahead of the Golden Eaglets. The Cameroon national women’s team won the female category.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke was also beaten to the Coach of the Year Award where French coach Herve Renard emerged tops.
There was another miss for Nigeria in the Women Player of the Year category where Ngozi Ebere was snubbed for Cameroonian Gaelle Enganamouit
Meanwhile, Charles Kumi Gyami (Ghana) and Samuel Mbappe Leppe (Cameroon) were named African Legends.
The Club of the year Award was snapped by Congolese side TP Mazembe while the Fair play award was given to Allez Casa of Senegal