English based Algerian star, Riyad Mahrez became the first African to be named English football’s player of the year today, straight after the Algerian helped his team,Leceister City edge close to winning Premier League title.
Mahrez landed at the Professional Footballers’ Association ceremony in London by air after scoring his 17th goal of Leicester’s astonishing title charge as the leaders beat Swansea 4-0 at the King Power Stadium in central England.
Mahrez was on a six-man shortlist including Leicester teammates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante for the vote of their fellow professionals in English football.
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