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Downs Dominate CAF Awards, Mahrez Wins Main Award

Riyad Mahrez was named the African Player of the Year while Mamelodi Sundowns collected three awards – here is our wrap-up of the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards gala.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see all main award winners.

The Leicester City winger beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane to the main accolade, becoming the first Algerian to lift the award.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi beat Eric Ayiah (Charity FC, Ghana) and Sandra Owusu-Ansah (Supreme Ladies, Ghana) to the 2016 African Youth Player of the Year prize, while Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho was named Africa's Most Promising Talent.

The 20-year-old, who recently became the player with the best minutes per goal ratio of any player in Premier League history, beat Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) and Elia Meschak (TP Mazembe) to the award.

Sundowns, however, dominated the evening, lifting the award for African Club of the Year, while head coach Pitso Mosimane was named African Coach of the Year and goalkeeper Denis Onyango was awarded the African-Based Player of the Year accolade.

Here is a complete overview of all the winners at the 2016 Glo-CAF Awards:

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)

Youth Player of the Year
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria and Arsenal)

Coach of the Year
Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Club of the Year
Mamelodi Sundowns

National Team of the Year

Women's National Team of the Year

Read: CAF Announce Official 2016 Best African XI

Are you happy with the winners of the respective African awards? Have your say in the comments section below.

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