The Confederation of African football has named the best player of 2016.
For the first time in the career of the footballer of the year in Africa was a 25-year-old midfielder of “Lester” and the national team of Algeria in Riyadh of Mahrez who received a vote of 361 points. Mahrez with a lead of 48 votes ahead of last year’s winner of the award striker “Borussia” D and the national team of Gabon of Pierre-Emerick of Forward, and the three best players of the continent was closed by the newbie “Liverpool” Sadio mane.
Mahrez became one of the main catalysts the main sensation in the history of football – Algerian, last season in the Premier League scoring 17 goals and helped “Lester” to become the champion of England. In the new season Riyadh noticeable debut in the Champions League, scoring in the group stage four goals in five matches, and confidently made it to 1/8 final where will play with “Seville”.
Coach of the year in Africa was the PITSO Mosimane that managed together with “Bloemfontein, Sundowns” to win the local League Champions.
Young player of the year is recognized as a midfielder for Arsenal and the national team of Nigeria Alex Iwobi and most promising called forward “Manchester city” and the national team of Nigeria Kelechi, Iheanacho.
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