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African Footballer of the Year named on Friday

2015-12-09 21:29
Yaya Toure (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The winner of African Footballer of the Year 2015 will be revealed simultaneously on television, radio and online on Friday, December 11, 2015.

The announcement will be made during a special broadcast on BBC World News and BBC World Service at 17:30-18:00 (SA time) and revealed online via the BBC Africa Live page and on BBC social media channels.

The five nominated players for this year’s title are:

1.    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon and Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

2.    André Ayew – Ghana and Swansea City (England)

3.    Yacine Brahimi – Algeria and F.C. Porto (Portugal)

4.    Sadio Mané –  Senegal and Southampton (England)

5.    Yaya Touré – Ivory Coast and Manchester City (England)

Social media users can stay up to date with the competition by following BBC Sport and BBC Africa online and join the discussion using #BBCAFOTY.

Previous winners of the award include: Yacine Brahimi (2014), Yaya Touré (2013); Christopher Katongo (2012); André Ayew (2011) and Asamoah Gyan (2010).

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