Aubameyang wins best African player in France award

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted the best African player in the French Ligue 1 for the 2012/13 season.

The 23-year-old scored 19 goals in 35 games this campaign and helped his club Saint Etienne win the league cup.

Aubameyang beat Marseille's Cameroonian defender Nicolas Nkoulou and Rennes' Burkina Faso midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa to the award.

The honour is decided by jury of 68 French football journalists.

Morroco's Younes Belhanda was the recipient in 2012.