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Mahrez is Africa’s best player


Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has emerged the best player on the African continent.

He got the award with 361 votes.

Denis Onyango of The Cranes got the top award for African players who are based on the continent. He won with 252 votes.

No Ghanaian player made it to the top three of the Africa Best player competition, as Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the second position (313 votes), with Senegal’s Sadio Mane being third (186 votes).

Here is the full list of winners at the Glo CAF Awards 2016:

African Player of the Year

  1. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
  2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund)
  3. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

  1. Denis Onyango (Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns)
  2. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  3. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

Women’s Player of the Year

  1. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)

Most Promising layer

Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Arsenal)

Youth Player of the Year

Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)

Coach of the Year

Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Club of the Year

Mamelodi Sundowns

National Team of the Year


Women’s National Team of the Year


Referee of the Year

Bakary Papa Gassama (Gambia)

Football Leader of the Year

Manuel Lopes Nascimento, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation

Legend Award

Laurent Pokou – Former player of Cote d’Ivoire

Emilienne Mbango – Former player of Cameroon

Platinum Award

His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Africa Finest XI

Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint-Germain), Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce Lomalisa (Dr Congo & AS Vita)

Midfielders: Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe), Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester)


Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe), Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City), Mohammed Salah (Egypt & Roma), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)


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