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Brahimi voted BBC African Player of the year

BRAHIMI-BBC-PLAYERLONDON, December 2- Porto’s Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi was voted the BBC’s 2014 African Footballer of the Year on Monday.

Brahimi is the first Algerian to win the award, which is chosen by members of the public, after a fine year for club and country.

After a record number of votes were submitted from fans in 207 countries, Paris-born Brahimi won the coveted award ahead of Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama, Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ivory Coast duo Gervinho and Yaya Toure, the Manchester City midfielder who took the prize in 2013.

“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,” Brahimi told BBC Sport.

“It’s also a trophy for the whole of Africa, because it rewards an African player. So I am really very happy.

“This trophy is going to give me more strength, more desire to work, to get better, to learn so that I can keep having great performances.”

Brahimi impressed for Algeria at the World Cup, scoring his first international goal in the group stage against South Korea, as the team reached the last 16 for the first time.

The 24-year-old had started the year at Spanish club Granada, where his strong performances earned him a move to Porto ahead of the current campaign.

Brahimi has scored six goals in 15 appearances for the Portuguese club, including a hat-trick against BATE Borisov in the Champions League.

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“First I won the award because of the people who voted for me. So once again I need to thank them,” he added.

“Then it’s thanks for FC Porto — they allowed me to play in the Champions League, to play in big games and to have great performances.

“The club has allowed me to express myself and to perform well on the pitch.”

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  1. Oludavin

    December 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    What a silly idiotic jurisprudence by monari! To call you a learned fellow is an insult to jurisprudence itself. U don’t need to be a lawyer to know the fact that at anytime within any given moment one can bring up a case as long as there is evidence to support it. pre-empting evidence before it is argued is a sign of desparation and fobia.

    • HowIronical

      December 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      Oludavin, urgently request a refund from wherever you went to school. Do it as a matter of urgency.

      • Oludavin

        December 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm

        ROME STATUTE of the ICC, Article 28: Responsibility of commanders and other superiors
                    In addition to other grounds of criminal responsibility under this Statute for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court:
                    (a)     A military commander or person effectively acting as a military commander shall be criminally responsible for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court committed by forces under his or her effective command and control, or effective authority and control as the case may be, as a result of his or her failure to exercise control properly over such forces, where:
                            (i)     That military commander or person either knew or, owing to the circumstances at the time, should have known that the forces were committing or about to commit such crimes; and
                            (ii)     That military commander or person failed to take all necessary and reasonable measures within his or her power to prevent or repress their commission or to submit the matter to the competent authorities for investigation and prosecution.
                    (b)     With respect to superior and subordinate relationships not described in paragraph (a), a superior shall be criminally responsible for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court committed by subordinates under his or her effective authority and control, as a result of his or her failure to exercise control properly over such subordinates, where:
                            (i)     The superior either knew, or consciously disregarded information which clearly indicated, that the subordinates were committing or about to commit such crimes;
                            (ii)     The crimes concerned activities that were within the effective responsibility and control of the superior; and
                            (iii)     The superior failed to take all necessary and reasonable measures within his or her power to prevent or repress their commission or to submit the matter to the competent authorities for investigation and prosecution.

    • Anonymous

      December 30, 2011 at 6:33 am

      Rubbish. Ocampo has to act within the rules of the ICC, not a Kibera court.

      • Oludavin

        December 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm

        ROME STATUTE of the ICC, Article 28: Responsibility of commanders and other superiors
                    In addition to other grounds of criminal responsibility under this Statute for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court:
                    (a)     A military commander or person effectively acting as a military commander shall be criminally responsible for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court committed by forces under his or her effective command and control, or effective authority and control as the case may be, as a result of his or her failure to exercise control properly over such forces, where:
                            (i)     That military commander or person either knew or, owing to the circumstances at the time, should have known that the forces were committing or about to commit such crimes; and
                            (ii)     That military commander or person failed to take all necessary and reasonable measures within his or her power to prevent or repress their commission or to submit the matter to the competent authorities for investigation and prosecution.
                    (b)     With respect to superior and subordinate relationships not described in paragraph (a), a superior shall be criminally responsible for crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court committed by subordinates under his or her effective authority and control, as a result of his or her failure to exercise control properly over such subordinates, where:
                            (i)     The superior either knew, or consciously disregarded information which clearly indicated, that the subordinates were committing or about to commit such crimes;
                            (ii)     The crimes concerned activities that were within the effective responsibility and control of the superior; and
                            (iii)     The superior failed to take all necessary and reasonable measures within his or her power to prevent or repress their commission or to submit the matter to the competent authorities for investigation and prosecution.

  2. Bonfaceangaga

    December 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    ali should carry is on cross

  3. Anonymous

    December 30, 2011 at 6:39 am

    If indeed the cases are confirmed, any trials can only start in 2013, not 2012, given the time it will take to file and hear the appeals. Those who therefore thought that Ocampo would do the dirty work for them and remove Uhuru and Ruto from the ballot next year had better accept reality and think again; there will be no shortcut to State House for Raila. He must defeat his most formidable opponents fairly and squarely in a free and fair contest, not in one determined by Western interests.
    Kenya is not and will never become Ivory Coast no matter how much Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy may wish it.

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