Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag "Yaya Toure"

    CAF Award: Musa, not Enyeama, got Keshi’s vote

CAF Award: Musa, not Enyeama, got Keshi’s vote

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released details of how national team coaches voted in the 2014 African Player of the Year Award.The breakdown of the votes shows that Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi picked winger Ahmed Musa as his best player in 2014.Vincent Enyeama was his second choice, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan his third while eventual winner the Ivorian [...]

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    Ability not colonial affinity won Toure the award, says Ikpeba

Ability not colonial affinity won Toure the award, says Ikpeba

African Player of the Year in 1997, Victor Ikpeba, has thrown his weight behind the choice of Yaya Toure as the recipient of the 2014 award saying it has nothing to do with his colonial affinity.   Toure saw off the challenge from Pierre-Emerick  Aubameyang and Vincent Enyeama to win the gong and Ikpeba said the Ivorian’s victory has nothing to do with [...]

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    Enyeama congratulates Toure

Enyeama congratulates Toure

Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, has put his loss behind him to congratulate 2014 CAF African Player of the Year, Yaya Toure on his award.The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Enyeama to the award, but the 32-year old has congratulated Toure on his achievement which was his fourth straight win.“Congratulations to Yaya Toure for [...]

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    Enyeama loses CAF award to Toure, but Oshoala wins double

Enyeama loses CAF award to Toure, but Oshoala wins double

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, has won a fourth straight CAF African Player of the Year Award for 2014.At the award ceremony in Lagos, Toure saw off the challenge from Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria and Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to win a fourth title and in the process equaling the record of [...]

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    GLO/CAF AWARD: And the winner is…

GLO/CAF AWARD: And the winner is…

Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, is hoping to be the first Nigerian in 15 years to win the most sought after individual prize in African football – the Glo/CAF Award.The 23rd edition of the annual Glo-CAF Awards holds on Thursday with the Lille of France first-choice goalie in contention with three times winner, Yaya Toure of Cote [...]

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    Enyeama: My dream is to become world’s best keeper

Enyeama: My dream is to become world’s best keeper

Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, is working hard on his game so as to become the best goalkeeper in the world someday.The Lille of France first-choice in goal had an impressive 2014 season for both club and country but the 32-year-old is eager to build on it and challenge the world’s best in their position.“I want to [...]

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    Man City pip Everton, Chelsea lose unbeaten record

Man City pip Everton, Chelsea lose unbeaten record

Manchester City cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League to three points as they beat Everton 1-0 at the Etihad.Yaya Toure’s 24th-minute penalty after Phil Jagielka had fouled James Milner beat Tim Howard from 12 yards.Man City lost top scorer, Sergio Aguero, who left the field in tears with a knee injury after just three minutes.With this [...]

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    Enyeama, Musa in CAF APOTY shortlist

Enyeama, Musa in CAF APOTY shortlist

Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama and teammate Ahmed Musa have made the final shortlist of five players to fight holder Yaya Toure for the CAF Africa Footballer of the Year award.The other players in the five-man list are Asamoah Gyan of Ghana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon.The final five, drawn from an initial 25-man list named by CAF in November, will further be [...]

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    Enyeama in five-man shortlist for BBC award

Enyeama in five-man shortlist for BBC award

Super Eagles of Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is among the five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year.The Lille of France keeper is nominated alongside Yaya Toure, the current holder, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Yacine Brahimi and GervinhoEnyeama kept 21 clean sheets for his French club and was among the few Super Eagles players that had an above-average outing at [...]

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    Pinnick: Enyeama, Musa good enough for Africa’s best

Pinnick: Enyeama, Musa good enough for Africa’s best

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is backing either of Vincent Enyeama or Ahmed Musa to win the 2014 African Player of the Year award.CAF on Thursday listed 25 players, including Ivorian Yaya Toure – who has won the award in the past three years – in the initial pool for the Player of the Year, ahead of [...]

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    Ahmed Musa wants to be Africa’s best player

Ahmed Musa wants to be Africa’s best player

Super Eagles of Nigeria winger, Ahmed Musa is looking to dethrone Yaya Toure as Africa’s best player.The CSKA Moscow winger has been nominated among 25 players for the GLO/CAF African Player of the Year Award for 2014 after his scintillating performances for club and country.This is the second year running that the Jos-born star is making the CAF short list.Musa [...]

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    Yaya Toure only African on FIFA world player shortlist

Yaya Toure only African on FIFA world player shortlist

Yaya Toure, the Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, is the only African on the 23-man shortlist for the FIFA 2014 men's world footballer of the year award.Toure enjoyed a good campaign with City last season, helping his side to their second Barclays Premier League title in three years.He was also instrumental in his country’s qualification for the FIFA World [...]

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    EPL: City leave it late, Liverpool taste home win

EPL: City leave it late, Liverpool taste home win

Manchester City left it late to secure victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park in the English Premier League (EPL).City came close to breaking the deadlock on a number of occasions, but were frustrated until the 81st minute.Talisman Yaya Toure finally broke down Villa's defensive resolve, firing his low effort past Brad Guzan.Sergio Aguero secured the win when he placed [...]

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    AFCON could see City extend Lampard loan

AFCON could see City extend Lampard loan

Frank Lampard’s short Manchester City career could be extended beyond January, with the club keen to ensure they have enough cover for Yaya Toure who could be on international duty during the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.The 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations would hold from January 17 to February 8 in Morocco and the Citizens midfielder Toure could compete [...]

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    The big kick-off: Barclays Premier League returns!

The big kick-off: Barclays Premier League returns!

After this summer’s World Cup, fans are in for a longer treat as the new season in England begins. And guess who’s back, too? Sunday Einstein Omeike, our analyst of the World Cup fame.In this interview with TheCable, the soccer aficionado bares his mind on his expectations for the new season.Teaser: Manchester United fans will, at the end of the [...]

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    Five players who should follow Drogba into retirement

Five players who should follow Drogba into retirement

Before fans start getting creative and inserting their names in nursery rhymes, certain players who, based on their performance at the last World Cup, should toe the honourable line of Didier Drogba in bidding international football bye.We will understand your reasons for taking the bold step. In fact, any reason would do. “…make space for the youngsters…” Good. “…concentrate on [...]

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