Algerian Riyad Mahrez, the star of Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahly, believes he is most deserving of the African Player of the Year award.
The star is over Desert Warriors His career at Manchester City was characterized by exceptional success, placing him among the most outstanding candidates for the Best of Africa award.
Where he was able to win a historic treble (Champions League – FA Cup – English Premier League).
Before joining the ranks of Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahly during the last summer transfer season.
The Al Ahly star points to his claim to the Best of Africa award
In statements published in French newspaper L’Equipe, Mahzer said: “Usually Mane and Salah are always among the candidates, but last year it was more difficult for them at a collective level.”
He continued: “I achieved the treble, scored 20 goals and provided 15 assists. I was a key player in the English League and FA Cup, and a little less in the Champions League.”
He continued: “But over the last few years I have always been important in this competition (Champions League), so there is some logic in awarding me this award.”
He added: “I’ve heard some people argue that the Moroccan goalkeeper Yacine Bounou is eligible for the African Player of the Year award. Yes, he won the Europa League, but, sorry, that achievement cannot be equal to achieving the treble.” »
He concluded: “We’ll see what happens in the end.”