Consider Africa Andre Ayew: The winner should have been me or Yaya

Andre Ayew reveals how he thought himself or Yaya Toure would win the 2015 African Player of the Year award

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play Andre Ayew, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Yaya Toure [From left]
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Ghanaian player Andre Ayew has broken his silence after the 2015 African Player of the Year was announced at an event in Abuja on Thursday night.

The Black Stars vice-captain went up against Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Cote d’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure for Africa’s top individual football prize.

The Swansea City player lost the accolade to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The post event comments by Yaya Toure slamming CAF for missing out on a fifth African Player of the Year award has spread like wildfire.

Andre Ayew who has been on the low since the announcement in an interview with L’Equipe revealed how he thought him or Yaya Toure would win the award due to their participation in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final.

Ayew said in the interview with L’Equipe:

“They need to explain the criteria that they use to choose the winner of this trophy. I think that playing the final game of the African cup of nations should be considered. I played this game and so did Yaya. I thought that the winner will be one of us

“Aubameyang is a friend of mine. He made a great performance this year. He scored a lot of important goals but Yaya and me, we don’t have the same position that’s why we have less goals compared to him.

“However, I think that the Africans should consider their competitions before choosing the winner. To be honest, I think that the winner should have been me or Yaya”.

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