Sunday, 10 January 2016

Yaya Toure's Silly Rant about African Football after Losing the 2015 African Footballer of the Year Award to Aubameyang

It 's usually saith that what's good for the goose is equally good for the gander but that is not the case with Yaya Toure. Yaya knows how to win but is a sore loser. He has won 4 straight African player of the year award so if he doesn't win a fifth one he should take in in good faith in the spirit of sportsmanship rather than moaning & grumbling giving reasons why he should be the one to win like one of the top coaches of the BPL normally does whenever he loses.

As a sportsman you should be ready to win some & lose some & if destiny has already blessed you with 4 straight awards one should not be sad or angry because you didn't win a fifth one. There are so many great players in the history of the game like Austin JayJay Okocha & Joel Telhi who never won the award for once in the cause of their career & they didn't crucify any-one because of that. Whatsoever misgivings he has about the voting patterns should be kept in the cooler or thrown into the dustbin because he is greatest beneficiary of the flawed voting system.

Yaya Toure was voted the African player of the year award between 2011 & 2014 on the back of his outstanding performance for Manchester City & not on his performance for the national team of Cote De Ivoire .

  • In 2011 Yaya was highly instrumental as City emerged victorious in the FA cup & he was voted the player of the year in Africa.
  • In 2012 a Yaya Toure inspired Manchester City won the BPL, while Chelsea spear-headed by Didier Drogba won the champions league & a Christopher Katonga  lead Zambia triumphed over a Drogba & Yaya Toure's lead Cote De Ivoire in the African cup of nations. Now even though Katonga was voted the player of the tournament he was not considered good enough to be among the top 3 nominees for the African player of the year award which Yaya Toure carted away again for the 2nd time. He did not raised any eye brow as to why Katonga  didn't win.
  • In 2013 Mikel Obi won the Europa league with Chelsea & the African cup of nations with Nigeria eliminating Yaya Toure's Cote De Ivoire in the quarter final. Yaya Toure's City could only finish in 2nd place in the BPL but based on better individual star performances at club level Yaya was voted the African player of of the year for the 3rd time running. Yaya didn't complain nor moan about how he wasn't worthy to receive the award. He didn't view this as an injustice or scam on Mikel Obi who won the African Cup of nations with Nigeria.
  • In 2014 Yaya Toure won the award for the 4th time after helping Manchester City to the BPL  title & the carling cup even though a Vincent Enyeama inspired Nigeria team qualified for the 2nd round of the world cup and Yaya's lead Cote De Ivoire crashed out during the first round. 
  • In 2015 even though Yaya Toure captained Cote De Ivoire to the African cup of nations title he was not outstanding & if not for thee heroism of the much-maligned Boubacar Barry in the penalty shoot-out it would not have happened.   
Yaya's rant was that" Us Africans we don't show that Africa is important in our eyes. If he wants his observation to hold any water let him also come out & say look in 2012 & 2013 when I was voted the African player of the year I did not deserve it because I was wasn't victorious in the African cup of nations.

He should strippecd himself of the 2012 & 2013 award & hand over to Christian Katango of Zambia & Mikel Obi of Nigeria respectively then he can then earn the right to criticized the process that got Aubameyang the award in 2015 or better still let him just concentrate on playing his football. End of discussion.

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