Andre Ayew has criticised the emergence of Aubameyang as the African Player of the Year. Photo: CAF
While many have applauded the crowning of Gabonese star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the African Footballer of the year, the decision appears to displease many others who believe it was unfair.
Hours after Ivorien football legend, Yaya Toure criticized Pierre’s emergence calling it a disrespect to African competitions, Ghana’s Andre Ayew has also bared his mind.
The prolific Ghanaian player condemned the decision on Pierre saying he expected either himself or Yaya to have won the award having played in the final of the last AFCON.
‘I think that playing the final game of the African cup of nations should be considered. I played this game and so did Yaya. I thought that the winner will be one of us,’ he said in an interview with L’Equipe.’
He spoke further, ‘However, I think that the Africans should consider their competitions before choosing the winner. To be honest, I think that the winner should have been me or Yaya.’
The 26-year-old year old son of Ghanaian legend, Abedi Pele was hoping to replicate his father’s fete at the awards but only emerged 3rd according to the votes. Abedi Pele won the CAF Gong in 1992 which was the last time a Ghanaian footballer won the coveted award.
© NET Newspapers 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please use sharing tools. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.
Source:: The NET