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BBC African Footballer of the Year

Mahrez crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year, finishes 7th in Ballon d’Or standings

Leicester City’s sensational winger, Algerian Riyad Mahrez has topped up an already fabulous and unforgettable season winning this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The Algerian who was also shortlisted for the 2016 Ballon d’Or award also recorded a memorable achievement finishing seventh in this year’s Ballon d’Or standings. A hearty congratulations to Mahrez on the remarkable achievements.


CAF reveals Top 5 African Player of the Year shortlist

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the shortlist for the African Player of the year award, the continent’s biggest individual soccer prize. The five-man list includes reigning African footballer of the year and Bundesliga’s Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, English (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, and Algeria’s Islam Slimani. Who are you tipping to clinch the top award?


Who is your BBC African Footballer of the Year?

The BBC African Footballer of the Year award nominees have been announced and the list includes Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Algerian Riyad Mahrez, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Ivory Coast Yaya. Voting is open until 28 November and the winner will be announced on Monday, 12 December. Tell us, who is your BBC African Footballer of the Year?


Nigeria clash with Algeria: Road to Russia

It’s the battle of Africa’s soccer heavyweights as the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Algeria’s Desert Foxes battle for the precious three points, vital in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualification. The game certainly promises to be a fascinating encounter considering the depth of both giants and high stakes on the table as the two soccer giants battle for glory in the Group B match. What’s your prediction?


Aubameyang, Mahrez shortlisted for Ballon d’Or

Leicester City’s sensational winger, Algerian Riyad Mahrez Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been shortlisted for the 2016 Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player. The two African players are among a list of 30 football stars revealed by France Football. Congratulations to Aubameyang and Mahrez on the nomination.


Afcon draw reveals intriguing groups

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations picture was finally revealed with a draw held in Libreville which placed the 16 teams into four intriguing groups. It promises to be an interesting tournament with mouth watering games lined up. We certainly hope you will be booking your tickets soon and start preparing for Africa’s biggest soccer showcase.


Four African Paralympians run the 1500m faster than the Rio Olympics winner

Africa is performing remarkably well at the Paralympics Games in Rio, with seven percent of the medals thus far. A far more impressive great African story is the the outstanding feat by four African Paralympians. The four crossed the finish line in the men’s 1500m final (T13 category-visual impairment) in a time that would have been fast enough to win the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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What next for Western Sahara?

There are few places as desolate as the camps of the Polisario Front in western Algeria. Over the years, infrastructure has been built to accommodate the tens of thousands of Saharawi refugees who live in the camps, but it remains a temporary shelter for those who dream of returning to the Western Sahara, which they claim as their home. Some of the refugees have been in the camps for over forty years.


Champions of England: Leicester City’s three African players set to lift the Premier League trophy

Leicester City have achieved one of the most remarkable feats in the history of the English Premier League, winning the title for the first time in their history, against all odds stacked against them. There are extraordinary tales for African players within Leicester’s Cinderella story. Star winger Riyad Mahrez became the first African to win the (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year and with Leicester winning the league title Mahrez and Ghana’s Jeffrey Schlupp and Daniel Amartey will join the short but prestigious list of African players to lift the trophy in the FA Premier League era.