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Mahrez rated favourite to win Caf award

Mahrez rated favourite to win Caf award

Elsewhere at the ceremony in Abjua Arsenal's Alex Iwobi collected the CAF Youth Player of the Year award, while his Nigeria team-mate and Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho was named Most Promising Talent.

The attack is as star-studded as they come, with the three nominees for the 2016 African Player of the Year award trusted with the attacking duties. Mahrez who was also in Akwa Ibom last November for Algeria's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash against Nigeria wrote on twitter yesterday.

The 2016 African Player of the Year will be known on Thursday, with no Nigerian player making the final shortlist of players.

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage departs with possible concussion
The Texans will need Osweiler to improve this week if they hope to win a playoff game for the first time since the 2012 season. Indianapolis, with a clunker homecoming against his former team the following week, albeit one with an exceptional defense.

At the awards, goalkeeper Onyango, named best African Player of the Year based in Africa, was a victor on many fronts - with Cranes and his club Sundowns, best club in Africa and his coach Pitso Mosimane named Coach of the Year.

Mahrez led Leicester City to Premier League glory and won the English Players' Player of the Year award.

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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