With 19 goals in the Premier League this season, the former Barcelona is the major asset of the club. He then accumulates personal distinctions. Already Triple Best African player and BBC Player of the Year, Yaya Touré received on Monday, the “Golden Lion Award 2013″. An award that recognizes the “Best African Player of the Year.” It is awarded by the Moroccan Press Group Mountakhab.
Nine other players were nominated for this award : Mehdi Benatia ( Morocco , Roma ), Mohamed Abouterika (Egypt, Al -Ahly ), Didier Drogba ( Ivory Coast, Galatasaray ), John Obi Mikel (Nigeria, Chelsea ), Victor Moses (Nigeria, Liverpool) , Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana, Juventus) , Mubarak Wakaso (Ghana, Rubin Kazan ) and Jonathan Pitroipa ( Burkina Faso , Rennes).
It is on the set of the Pan Africa channel Africa 24 that the Ivorian has received his trophy.