Yacine Brahimi beats Enyeama, Toure to win 2014 best player award

Brahimi emerges first Algerian to win BBC African Footballer of the year

After long hours of anxiety and anticipation, BBC finally announced the winner of the 2014 African Footballer of the Year but to a shocking audience.

Before the announcement, predictions went the way of Nigeria’s captain, Vincent Enyeama and Ivorian captain Yaya Toure, the outcome however was different.

24 year-old FC Porto and Algeria forward, Yacine Brahimi was chosen as the fan’s choice ahead of nominees for the 2014 CAF African footballer of the year, Yaya Toure and Vincent Enyeama; Gervinho and Pierre-Emerick Aubmeyang, becoming the first Algerian to win the prestigious award for African footballers in the diaspora.

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