Ivorian midfielder for Manchester City, Yaya Toure has been named the African Player of the Year 2012. This is the second time the sports man is being awarded the title.

The 29 year player who won the award last year, is part of the Ivory Coast team heading to the Africa Cup of Nations that starts in South Africa next month.

Toure won the 2012 poll in a vote of head coaches or technical directors of countries affiliated to the Confederation of African Football.

Fellow Ivorian star and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba came second while former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song came third.

According to the citation from the Confederation of African Football, “Toure’s immense contribution in helping Manchester City win their first domestic championship in 44 years saw him pick up Africa’s most prestigious individual award”

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