Toure may win African award for fifth straight year

CAIRO: Yaya Toure could continue his unprecedented domination of the African Footballer of the Year accolade after being named on Monday as one of three finalists for the 2015 award.

Manchester City's midfield powerhouse will go up against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andre Ayew, the Confederation of African Football announced, as he bids to win the prize for a fifth successive year.

Last year Toure, who captained Ivory Coast to the African Nations Cup title in Equatorial Guinea in February, became the first player to win the Footballer of the Year award four times.