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Leicester City Player, Riyad Mahrez Wins 2016 African Footballer Of The Year

Today, Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez was voted African Footballer of the Year after he inspired Leicester City to the English Premier League title last season.

Mahrez, 25, beat Gabon skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scooped the prestigious accolade last year, into second place, with Senegal star Sadio Mane, who features for Liverpool, taking third place.

The Confederation of African Football title made it a hat-trick of wins for the 25-year-old, who had already been named PFA players’ player of the year and BBC African player of the year.

The CAF award ceremony — Africa’s most prestigious and now in its 25th year — took place in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

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