Mahrez, truly Africa's best, admits Aubameyang, Mane

By Daily Sports on January 9, 2017

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane claim the announcement of  Riyad Mahrez as the 2016 African footballer of the Year was truly deserved.

At the 2016 Glo-Caf gala on Thursday in Abuja, the Leicester City star edged the duo to snatch the prize thanks to winning the English Premier League title with the Foxes.

"I think Riyad (Mahrez) deserved the award because he achieved something very big last season," said Aubameyang.

"Of course, he won the Premier League title and also best player of the season.

"I think this is normal. And all I want to do now is work hard this season to come back here to compete."

In the same vein, Mane feels the Algerian ace was an undisputable winner of the coveted award.

"For Mahrez, I think he deserved it and I'm very happy for him," Mane said.

"Everybody here knows he had a very fantastic season with Leicester City. So I'm happy for him because he deserves it.

The three finalists will be competing with their respective countries at this year's Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. (

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 9, 2017

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