The Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure was named African player of the year. This is the second year in a row that the Manchester City midfielder has won the top award. (Zimio)

BBC Sports is reporting that Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named the African Player of the Year for a second time.

Toure beat fellow Ivory Coast star and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who came in second place and former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song who came in third place.

Toure won the 2012 poll in a vote of head coaches or technical directors of countries affiliated with the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Ex-Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o holds the most titles, having won four times.

African Nations Cup winners Zambia were named team of the year with their coach Herve Renard named coach of the year.

Read more at BBC Sports.

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