PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez- Nominated for Goal of the Year at LeiLeicester

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Riyad Mahrez- Nominated for Goal of the Year at LeiLeicester
Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez.

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Apr 13, 2018. 10:00

Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been nominated for the 2017/18 Goal of the Year Award.

The Desert Foxes international is set to walk away with the accolade for his efforts against Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, AFC Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion.

Apart from Mahrez, Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as Fousseni Diabate of Mali have been nominated for Leicester’s 2017/18 end of season awards.

The Foxes are set to reward the top performers this season with Iheanacho bagging nominations in three categories while Mahrez has four out of his 10 league goals in the running for the goal of the season.

On the other hand, the 2017 Young Player of the Year winner, Ndidi, is in contention to retain his award, but is joined by fellow African stars Diabate and Iheanacho as nominees.

The four internationals join Daniel Amartey, Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa and the remaining first-team players for the Player of the Season gong.

Meanwhile, the winners will be revealed in an awards ceremony at the King Power Stadium on May 1.



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