January 5, 2017 / 10:09 PM / 7 months ago

Soccer-Leicester's Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

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ABUJA, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Riyad Mahrez was named African Footballer of the Year on Thursday having helped Leicester City clinch a stunning Premier League title triumph last season.

Mahrez was chosen ahead of 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane in a poll of African national team coaches.

The result was announced at the annual Confederation of African Football awards in the Nigerian capital. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Toby Davis)

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