Lagos - The voting pattern for the 2014 African Footballer of the Year has revealed that Vincent Enyeama finished third behind Yaya Toure and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Ivory Coast and Gabon respectively, SuperSport reports.
The 32-year-old LOSC Lille goalkeeper had been tipped as the main challenger to Toure in the Caf award prior to its announcement of winners in Lagos on Thursday night.
But instead it was the Nigerian captain and goalkeeper, who finished in third place and 70 points behind Yaya Toure, who has now won the African Footballer of the Year award for a record fourth successive time.
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The voting pattern released by Caf shows that Toure got 175 points while 120 went to Aubameyang and Enyeama got 105. Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan and Nigerian winger, Ahmed Musa, who made the top-five got 94 and 78 points respectively from the coaches and technical directors who voted.
Interestingly, many pundits and football enthusiasts might find it shocking that only two coaches or technical directors from Guinea and Swaziland deemed Enyeama fit to be the 2014 African Footballer of the Year. However, 13 of those who voted including the Nigerian coach or technical director believes Enyeama was second best last year.
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