2016 Ryad Mahrez wins CAF African Footballer of the Year

Ryad Mahrez beat off competition from Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Sadio Mane to win 2016 CAF African Footballer of the Year

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Riyad Mahrez has been voted the Confederation of African Football's player of the year.

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The Algerian playmaker inspired Leicester City to a historic English Premier League title last season and was subsequently voted the PFA Players Player of the Season-the first by an African.

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Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was second and Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane came third

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Arsenal and Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi won the young player award.

Countryman and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was in contention for the honour.

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