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Iwobi, Iheanacho, Oshoala Shine at Glo-CAF Awards 2016, Mahrez becomes Africa’s best player
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Iwobi, Iheanacho, Oshoala Shine at Glo-CAF Awards 2016, Mahrez becomes Africa’s best player

Algeria and Leicester City Star, Riyad Mahrez  has been named the 2016 Glo-CAF African player of the year 2016 while Nigerian rising stars, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alexi Iwobi also won on the night.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons claimed the Women National Team of the year award and Sensational playmaker, Asisat Oshoala emerged winner of Women Footballer of the Year

 

The Manchester City striker, Iheanacho won the award for the Most Promising Player in the continent while his Super Eagles counterpart and Arsenal FC attacker, Iwobi won the Youth Player Award.

 

The Super Falcons, who recently won the African Women Nation’s Cup trophy for a record 8th time deservedly emerged as the awardees for the Women National Team of the year.

 

Other winners include Uganda, for the CAF Team of the Year, South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns emerged Club of the Year and their coach, Pitso Mosimane, emerged coach of the year.

CAF Referee of the Year Award went to Bakary Papa Gassama while African Player of the Year Award (Based in Africa) went to Denis Onyango.

Mahrez beat Pierre Emeric –Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund, immediate past winner and  Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool to the top spot.

The winger scored 17 Premier League goals as Leicester won the title with the Algerian’s exploits earning him the PFA players’ player of the year award in April 2016.

The Confederation of African Football revealed that Mahrez polled 361 votes to become the best player in Africa.

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