Olympique Marseille's Andre Ayew failed to win the Mar Vivien Foe prize

Gabon?s Aubameyang Pips Andre Ayew For Marc Vivien Foe Prize

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew missed out on the 2013 best African Player in the French Ligue 1 award.

Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  was on Monday awarded the Marc-Vivien Foe Prize.

Ayew was shortlisted among the Saint Etienne striker and nine other candidates but could not finish among the top three.

The 68 sport journalists decided the winner of the coveted prize with Aubameyang getting 209 points to beat Cameroonian defender Nicolas Nkoulou  who raked 81 points.

Burkina Faso?s and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Most Valuable Player Jonathan Pitroipa received 35 points.

Aubameyang has scored 19 goals in 34 matches coming up tops.

The Marc-Vivien Foe Prize was initiated in 2009 to honour the best African footballer in the French Ligue 1 during a season.

It was instituted to pay respect to the late Cameroon international who collapsed and died in 2003 during the FIFA Confederation Cup semi-final between the Indomitable Lions and Colombia in Lyon, France.

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