Leicester's Mahrez Is Africa's Top Footballer

Leicester's Mahrez Is Africa's Top Footballer

Riyad Mahrez has become the first Algerian to be named African footballer of the year since the present-day awards began in 1992. Mahrez was a key player for English underdog team Leicester City, which won the English Premier League title for the first time in its history in 2015-16. The Foxes have struggled to repeat that success domestically this season, but Mahrez has helped the club reach the last 16 of the Champions League in its debut appearance in Europe's top club competition.

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