Friday, 6 January 2017

RIYAD MAHREZ CROWNED AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

The Leicester City midfielder is recognised
for his crucial part in one of the most
incredible sporting achievements in recent
years, beating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
to the prize.
Riyad Mahrez has been promulgated as the
African Player of the Year for 2016.
The Algeria international midfielder is
recognised after playing a pivotal role in
Leicester City's incredible march to the
2015-16 Premier League designation.
He beats Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-
Emerick Aubameyang, who won in 2015, to
this year's prize.
Mahrez had aforetime been denominated PFA
Player of the Year for his exploits in
Leicester's phenomenal top-flight
campaign, during which he scored 17 goals
and recorded 11 avails.
His first a moiety of the 2016-17 season has
been less spectacular, with three goals and
two avails in the league but he has made
a more astronomically immense impact in the Champions League,
netting four times in the club's first foray
into the continental competition.
The Foxes star won 361 votes at the official
CAF awards, edging in front of
Aubameyang's 313, while Liverpool forward
Sadio Mane culminated in third place with 186
votes.
All three men will now turn their attentions
towards January's Africa Cup of Nations, to
be held in Aubameyang's native Gabon.

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