Man City's Toure happy to be African Player of Year

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is proud to be African Player of the Year.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is proud to be African Player of the Year.

The Ivorian — who heads off on African Nations Cup duty early in the New Year — admits it is more gongs with City which drives him on.

He said: “Personal awards are wonderful but if you reach your highest level and help your team-mates to win some major honours, that is even more satisfying.

“When I first came to City, when I went to sleep I would dream about us winning something and about us being the best team. We want to make history here. That was the plan when I first signed and we’ve made a start.

“But there are so many more chapters to be written. I’m really enjoying my football here — so ending my career here would be unbelievable.”

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