Yaya Toure has said it was “sad and indecent” that he failed to win the African footballer of the year award, BBC reports.
The Ivory Coast player who has won the last four African player of the year awards, was narrowly beaten to the 2015 crown by Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during a ceremony yesterday in Nigeria.
“I give an example: it’s Lionel Messi who wins all the trophies but it’s Ronaldo who is Ballon d’Or. What would you say? It’s unjust,” he toldRadio France International. “Even Fifa, which is engulfed in a corruption scandal would not do that,” Toure added.
The Manchester City midfielder, however, congratulated Aubameyang for his victory.