Four time African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure has expressed disappointment over losing the African Footballer of the Year award to Borussia Dortmund striker Patrick Aubameyang. The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder thinks he deserves to win the award for the fifth time this year.
Yaya said that the unanimous decision to award Aubameyang with the trophy of the best footballer in the continent for 2015 was pathetic and indecent.
Speaking to a French radio station, Toure recalled that Africans do not appreciate their own.
“I think this is what brings shame to Africa, because to act in that way is indecent. But what can we do about it? Us Africans, we don‘t show that Africa is important in our eyes. We favour more what‘s abroad than our own continent. That is pathetic.”
“I‘ll give an example. Messi won all the trophies but it‘s Cristiano Ronaldo who won the award [Ballon d‘Or 2014]. What would you say? It‘s unfair.
“But even Fifa, with all its history of corruption, wouldn‘t do [what CAF judges did]. Yaya will take care of Yaya and let Africa take care of itself. As I‘ve been told many times, you can‘t take care of Africa too much because Africa will be the first to let you down.
“When I return to Europe, a lot of questions will be asked. I think I‘m going to have to answer them. As I‘m someone who‘s honest, I will always tell the truth.” he said
Swansea and Ghanaian player, Ayew also questioned the credibility of the awards while some journalists have come out to say that polls was tampered with so that Aubameyang can win the CAF Footballer of the Year Award.