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CAF Awards: Mahrez Is Africa's Best Footballer In 2016

CAF Awards: Mahrez Is Africa's Best Footballer In 2016”

Cranes coach Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic has failed to make the final cut of the Glo CAF awards.

Mahrez was named Africa's best at the 2016 Glo/CAF awards gala that was held in Abuja on Thursday, January 5.

The top three nominees for the prestigious CAF African Footballer of the Year for 2016 - Riyad Mahrez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane - are on the starting line-up.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyanyo claimed the African-Based Player of the Year award after his stellar performances while donning the Kabo Yellow colours in 2016. Former Senegal forward, El Hadji Diouf won the award twice in a row; 2001 and 2002.

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane defeated Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi to win the Coach of the Year while Mosimane's club, Mamelodi Sundowns also emerged Club of the Year.

There are also awards for the best referee o, African legend, CAF Fair Play, Platinum award - which is usually reserved for the President of the host country Africa Finest XI and Youth Player of the year.

Gabonese worldwide and current title holder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will face off against Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese winger Sadio Mane for the 2016 African Player of the Year.



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