Riyad Mahrez Wins CAF African Footballer of The Year Award

Riyad Mahrez Wins CAF African Footballer of The Year Award

Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been named the 2016 Confederation of African Football’s player of the year.

The 25-year-old Algerian was instrumental to Leicester’s Premier League title last season, and his contribution to the Algerian National team cannot go unnoticed.

Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were also in the running for the award.

Arsenal and Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi won the young player award while Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was in contention for the honour.

Meanwhile Mahrez was named PFA Player of the Year back in April, while he recently finished seventh in the Ballon d’Or shortlist, one place above team-mate Jamie Vardy.

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