Yacine Brahimi holds his trophy
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Brahimi awarded BBC African footballer of the Year

Yacine Brahimi has been voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014.

The 24-year-old midfielder becomes the first Algerian to win the award, which is decided for by football fans.

Brahimi told BBC Sport: "It's a big honour for me to receive this wonderful trophy. I owe it to my country, Algeria, and to all the people who voted for me."

BBC Focus on Africa presenter Peter Okwoche presented the Porto player with the award.

  • 01 Dec 2014
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