PHOTOS: The Best of African football players honoured at Glo-CAF Awards

Jan 6 2017 - 1:00pm

It was glitz and glamour in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital territory on Thursday evening as football stars of African origin were honoured for their exploits in the round leather game in and outside of the continent Glo-CAF Awards 2016. African Player of the Year Award. Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester City won the day’s most prestigious award, the 2016 African Player of the Year Award. Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala made the day for Nigerians, winning the female version of the African Player of the Year award.

A total of 13 awards were handed out at the ceremony. Here are images of highlights of the award ceremony as captured by FEMI IPAYE

From Left -Director of Globacom, Gladys Talabi, Nigeria's  Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, President CAF,  Isa Hayatou presents  African Football Player of the Year award to Riyad Mahrez (second left)

From Left -Director of Globacom, Gladys Talabi, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, President CAF, Isa Hayatou presents African Football Player of the Year award to Riyad Mahrez (second left)

African Women Football Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala receiving her award

African Women Football Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala receiving her award

Mahrez at a press conference after the award

Mahrez at a press conference after the award

Oshoala at a press conference after receiving her award

Oshoala at a press conference after receiving her award

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