Thursday, 5 January 2017

MAHREZ WINS AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR 2016

The Algeria ace has abdicated
Aubameyang as Africa's best player, with
the Gabonese culminating second ahead of
Sadio Mané.
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has won the
2016 Glo/ CAF Player of the Year award -
obviating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
from scooping the gong for a second time.
It was the first time the Algeria international
was nominated, and turned the tables
against the Gabonese at Thursday's CAF
gala in the Nigeria capital of Abuja thanks
to a sparkling run of form for his English
Premier League side.
Aside scoring 17 goals, Mahrez additionally
contributed 11 avails for the Foxes, are in
peril of getting relegated to the English
Championship.
The 25-year-old, thus, becomes the first
Algeria to win the prize since legendary
Rabah Madjer in 1987.
The recipient of the award is decided by
national team coaches and technical
directors in Africa – with Yaya Toure and
Samuel Eto'o the most-venerated
individuals with four denominations each.

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