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At the GLO CAF Awards event that is held annually this time in Abuja, Nigeria - Cranes goalkeeper Dennis Onyango being one of the winners, he was awarded as the Best African Player of the Year based in Africa.

The national team Uganda Cranes being the fact that 2016 was a year of grace and great achievements after qualifying for the African Cup of Nations 2017 early September last year, they were awarded the Best Team in Africa. 

Onyango's South African club Mamelodi Sundowns also was awarded the Best Club in Africa, his manager Pitso Mosimane named Coach of the Year and he was likewise on the Africa XI of 2016. 

Onyango was picked for the African Player of the Year Based in Africa grant in front of Mamelodi Sundowns colleague Khama Billiat and Zambia's Rainford Kalaba. 

He was remarkable when seven-time South African champions Sundowns won a noteworthy CAF Champions League furthermore when Uganda met all requirements during the current year's Africa Cup of Nations after a long nonappearance. 

Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez was voted African Footballer of the Year after he roused Leicester City to the English Premier League title last season. 

Mahrez, 25, beat Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scooped the prestigious award a year ago, into second place, with Senegal star Sadio Mane, who highlights for Liverpool, taking third place.

Below is the full List of Winners & their Awards accordingly....

African Player of the Year:

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)

African Player of the Year – based in Africa:

Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Women’s Player of the Year:

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)

Most promising talent:

Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)

Young Player of the Year:
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)

Coach of CAF African XI for 2016 Year:

Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Club of the Year:

Mamelodi Sundowns

National team of the Year:


Women’s national team of the Year:


Referee of the Year:

Bakary Papa Gassama

CAF African XI for 2016

Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & PSG), Aymen Abdenour (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce Lomalisa (DRC &AS Vita)

Midfielders: Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe),Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)

Substitutes: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe), Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)

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