Gabon and Germany-based Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last night won the 2015 African Footballer of the year award, beating four consecutive times(2011,2012,2013,2014) winner Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast/Manchester City, and Ghana/Swansea star Adre Ayew.
Aubameyang 26,was crowned the most prestigious award in African football at the 2015 Glo-Caf Awards Gala on thursday january 7th 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria; after polling (143)points,seven points ahead of Yaya Toure on(136),and Adre Ayew on (112)points,while Yacine Brahimi grabbed only (49)points.
The Gabonese and Dortmund star has not only broken Yaya Toure’s reign in Africa,but also scored an overall (41)goals in the year 2015,before setting another massive record of an all-time player to score 18goals in 17games of the first half of a single season(2015/16) in Europe;beating Ronaldo,Messi among other world stars.
Other awards saw former Zambia coach Herve Renard walking away with the 2015 Coach of the year award having guided Ivory Coast to victory in last year’s Afcon hosted by Equitorial Guinea,while Tanzania and Tp Mazembe striker Mbwana Aly Samatta clinched the African-based player of the year,ahead of teammate and DR Congo’s Robert Kuteba Kidiaba,and Algerian Baghdad Bounedjah.
Below are various categories of awards won lastnight:
2015 GLO-CAF AWARDS!
1.FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR:
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Borrusia Dortmund of Germany).
2.PLAYER OF THE YEAR(Based in Africa).
Mbwana Aly Samatta(Tanzania,Tp Mazembe of DR Congo).
3.COACH OF THE YEAR:
Herve Renard(France/unattached club yet).
4.TEAM OF THE YEAR:
Ivory Coast(having won 2015Afcon).
5.TEAM OF THE YEAR(African based):
Tp Mazembe(Won 2015Caf Champions League/qualified to 2015Club World Cup).
6.YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
7.MOST PROMISING TALENT OF THE YEAR:
Etebo Peter Oghenekaro(Nigeria).
8.WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Gaelle Enganamouit(Cameroon);becoming the first ever from her country.
9.WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR:
10.AFRICAN LEGEND OF THE YEAR:
11.REFEREE OF THE YEAR:
Bakary Gassama(Gambia),and also grabbed the 2014 award.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Photo Credit thenewsnigeria