Previous
NSI Runavik
Hibernian
6:45 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 6
Game Details
Manchester United
América
2:00 AM UTC Jul 20, 2018
Game Details
Blackburn Rovers
Liverpool
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ajax Amsterdam
1
1
FT
Game Details
Finland U19
Norway U19
2
3
FT
Game Details
Portugal U19
Italy U19
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 13'
Game Details
Chapecoense
Bahia
10:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Cruzeiro
América-MG
10:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Santos
Palmeiras
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vasco da Gama
Fluminense
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Atlético-PR
Internacional
12:00 AM UTC Jul 20, 2018
Game Details
Next

Morocco offer complete AFCON backing to Cameroon

Football
Read

No Euro-favouritism behind CAF reforms - Ghana chief

Football
Read

Mourinho happy with 'fantastic' Afcon change

Football
Read

Badu welcomes Afcon date switch

Football
Read

Will CAF finally change Nations Cup timing?

African Nations Cup
Read
 By Mark Rodden

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confused by African award criticism

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was crowned African Footballer of the Year earlier this month.

Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he has spoken to Andre Ayew but still cannot understand why the Swansea attacker and Manchester City's Yaya Toure reacted badly to him being named African Player of the Year.

Aubameyang, 26, pipped Ayew and Toure to the honour earlier this month after scoring over 40 goals in all competitions for his club and country Gabon in 2015.

The news did not go down well with Toure, 32, who captained the Ivory Coast as they beat Ghana on penalties to win the African Nations Cup last February.

The former Barcelona player, who had previously won the prize four years in a row, told RFI that the fact the award went to someone who was not involved in the 2015 African Nations Cup final brought "shame" to the continent.

Ayew, 26, also found it hard to comprehend why his friend Aubameyang had beaten them to the accolade, saying that players who starred at international level should have been favoured.

"The criteria that they use in the year of an African Nations Cup will have to be explained to me," Ghana international Ayew was quoted as saying by L'Equipe.

"Yaya and I were finalists... he won, I finished as top goal scorer. Then at club level it went really well when I went back to Marseille and I was even named as Player of the Month for August in England with Swansea.

"And Yaya, captain of the Elephants, had a great year too. So I thought it would have been one of us two."

Aubameyang found the back of the net once at the 2015 African Nations Cup and Gabon did not progress beyond the group stage.

But the former St Etienne player, who has scored 27 goals this season, has once again shrugged off the criticism.

"I spoke a bit with Andre Ayew," Aubameyang told French TV show Canal Football Club. "I didn't understand very well why they reacted in that way. It's no big deal.

"But I think the trophy is based on the whole season. I think my season wasn't too bad -- or the whole calendar year anyway. But I don't really pay attention to [the criticism]. It's true that it affected me. It's a pity that they might react like that."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.