Nigeria captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has accepted the final outcome of the 2014 BBC African Footballer of the Year award by congratulating Algerian midfielder, Yacine Brahimi, Supersport reports
The 24-year-old FC Porto winger beat Enyeama to the BBC award from votes by fans.
According to BBC, "a record number of votes were submitted from fans in 207 Fifa-registered countries" in a contest that produced Brahimi as the winner ahead of the LOSC Lille goalkeeper.
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Brahimi also earned more votes than Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well as the Ivorian duo of Yaya Toure and Gervinho.
But Enyeama has taken the defeat in a sporting way. He thanked the voters and sent out a congratulatory message to the Algerian.