Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he was hurt after Yaya Toure said it was indecent to give the Gabon forward the African Player of the Year award. In a vote of coaches and technical directors of Caf nations, Aubameyang got 143 points, with Toure on 136 and Swansea midfielder Ayew on 112. Manchester City midfielder Toure said the decision had brought “shame” on the continent, while Swansea’s Andre Ayew also questioned the move. Ivory Coast’s Toure and Ghana’s Ayew reached the African Cup of Nations final, and Gabon went out early. “I was hurt by what was said,” Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang said. “It’s a shame.” “The award is based on the whole year and not just the African Cup of Nations,” added Aubameyang, who is currently the leading scorer in the Bundesliga with 18 goals.
I still cannot understand how this CAF award works especially when someone like the legendary Jay Jay Okocha failed to win it after making the last three contenders list for three times and having wonderful seasons at those periods. Another one was when Samuel Eto’o failed to win it in a season he won treble (La Liga, Spanish Cup and Champions League) with Barcelona. What do you guys think?