Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Aubameyang Emerges CAF Player of the Year 2015, Rejects Transfer to Arsenal

Samstag 06.07.2013, Saison 2013/2014, Saisoneroeffnungsspiel in Dortmund, BV Borussia Dortund - Sat.1-Helden am Ball, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (BVB) Foto: +++ Copyright Vermerk -- DeFodi Ltd. & Co. KG, Wellinghofer Str. 117, D- 44263 D o r t m u n d,, Tel 0231-700 500 44, Fax 0231-700 54 90, C o m m e r z b a n k D o r t m u n d, Kto: 36 11 76 100, BLZ: 440 400 37 // BIC COBADEFF440 // IBAN: DE74 4404 0037 0361 1761 00 // Steuer-Nr.: 315/5803/1864 , USt-IdNr.: DE814907547 - 7% MwSt.

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beat Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure to win the Confederation of African Football’s player of the year award.

In a vote of coaches and technical directors of Caf nations, Aubameyang got 143 points, with Manchester City midfielder Toure on 136 and Ghana and Swansea midfielder Ande Ayew on 112.

Aubameyang is the first player from his country to win the award.

Meanwhile, Aubameyang has rejected the chance of signing for Arsenal.

Speaking at the conclusion of the Glo-CAF awards held on Thursday, January 7, Aubameyang made it known that he has no intention of singning for the Gunners.

In his reaction to Aubameyang’s win, Toure said he was “quite disappointed” but praised “brilliant” Aubameyang.

Toure had won the award for the last four years and was recently crowned BBC African footballer of the year for 2015.

He lifted the Nations Cup trophy in February last year as Ivory Coast took the African crown for the first time in more than 20 years.

Aubameyang is the Bundesliga’s leading scorer so far this season, with 18 goals in 17 league games.

The Gabonese star thanked his family, team-mates and the Gabon president Ali Bongo Ondimba, who hailed Aubameyang’s “dazzling intuition” and “an attack of unparalleled velocity”.

Other award winners

Victor Osimhen was crowned Youth Player of the Year after 10 goals in seven matches helped Nigeria win the Under-17 World Cup for a record fifth time.

Herve Renard, who managed Ivory Coast to their Africa Cup of Nations victory, won the coach of the year award. The Frenchman, who led Zambia to victory in the tournament in 2012, is the first person to coach two different countries to the title.

Mbwana Aly Samatta, the Tanzanian star who helped his club side TP Mazembe to the African Champions League title, was crowned African-based player of the year.

Mazembe were named club of the year, having also represented Africa at the Club World Cup, while Ivory Coast and Cameroon were respectively named men’s and women’s national team of the year.

Gaelle Enganamouit of Cameroon was named women’s player of the year. She starred as the Indomitable Lionesses reached the second round of the Women’s World Cup, having qualified for the tournament for the first time in their history.

Most Promising Talent of the Year – Peter Etebo Oghenejaro (Nigeria)

Referee of the Year – Papa Bakary Papa Gassama (The Gambia)

Leader of the Year – Abdiqani Said Arab (Somalia)

Fair Play Award – Allez Casa Supporters Group (Senegal)

African Legend – CK Gyamfi (Ghana) and Samuel Mbappe Leppe (Cameroon)

Africa’s Finest XI of 2015

Goalkeeper: Robert Kidiaba (DR Congo)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast), Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia), Mohamed Meftah (Algeria)

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria),

Forwards: Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria)

Substitutes: Djigui Diarra (Mali), Azubuike Okechukwu (Nigeria), Kelechi Nwakali (Nigeria), Zinedine Ferhat (Algeria), Adama Traore (Mali), Victor Osimhen (Nigeria), Kermit Erasmus (South Africa)



Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2015 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to and other relevant sources.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Naira Marley, a well-known Nigerian musician, has stated that while he was growing up in London, England, he once played for the Arsenal junior...


Chelsea have finally confirmed the signing of Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for an undisclosed fee. The 33-year-old, who only joined Barca in February from...


A giant by human understanding is a super-human being that contrasts with other mortals in many ways. Physically, he towers above all other human...


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles. “After careful consideration...

Copyright ©