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Trio of awards sees Toure step out of shadows

Updated: 2014-01-11 07:57
By Reuters ( China Daily)

Cote d'Ivoire midfielder making mark in Europe after slow start

A hat-trick of African Footballer of the Year awards has seen Yaya Toure step out of the shadow of some of his more charismatic compatriots to claim a place for himself among the continent's greats.

Toure won the award for a third successive year on Thursday, pipping John Obi Mikel of Nigeria and his national team captain, Didier Drogba, for the continent's top individual award.

Trio of awards sees Toure step out of shadows

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