.Gabonese star Aubameyang (left) voted best 2015 African player. –
As Africans honoured their illustrious sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves across the world on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emerged as the 2015 Glo CAF Footballer of the Year.
Yaya Toure, who has won the award four times came second at the Gala Night held the International Conference Centre, while Ghana’s Andre Ayew Pele was third in the final three listed for the African crown.
Nigeria’ as Golden Eaglets striker, Victor Osimhen emerged as Youth Player of the Year. He becomes the second Nigerian to win the award after Kelechi Iheanacho won the same in 2014.
In the other awards, Warri Wolves and Dream Team’s Oghenekaro Etebo won the Most Promising Talent Award, the National Team of the Year (Male) category went to the Elephants of Cote d’ Ivorie, while Cameroon national women’s team won the female category.
Coach Emmanuel Amuneke was beaten to the Coach of the Year Award by French coach Herve Renard, Cameroonian Gaelle Enganamouit won the Women’s Player of the Year Award, Charles Kumi Gyami of Ghana and Samuel Mbappe Leppe of Cameroon were named African Legends.
The Club of the year Award was snapped by Congolese side, TP Mazembe, while the Fair play award went to Allez Casa of Senegal, and Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was given the Platinum Award.
The annual award, sponsored by telecommunication giants, Globacom was a gathering of top football celebrities and government officials across Africa.
Top Sports Administrators and Government functionaries from different parts of the world were also in Abuja for the ceremony which was chaired by acting President of FIFA and President of Confederation of African Football, Alhaji Isa Hayatou.
African musicians such as Awilo Longomba, Korede Bello, Flavour, D’Banj and others performed at the well attended ceremony that was broadcast live on Supersport and AIT.