Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez of Leices ter City has beaten West Ham’s Victor Moses, Watford’s Odion Ighalo and Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf to the September edition of English Premier League African Player ofthe Month.
In a release by the organisers and signed by the CEO ‘Tunde Adelakun, it was a really close call as Africans,
for the second month running, showed “exemplary quality in the highly competitive English Premier League”.
Continuing, Adelakun said, “the quality was there in September, and anyone who says Africa does not contribute enough to the Premier League just needs to see the stats from August and September. It was great to see our
stars’ names popping up in every angle”.
He also said that the turnout for votes was unprecedented, as people really got involved. “What we stand for is celebrating our stars.
There is too much negativity that gets highlighted out of Africa, so much so that there is the need to show the world that football contributes a lot of good to the world at large,” he said.
“And we are happy for the players who are doing the continent proud, and of the people – colleagues in the media, as well as voting public for getting involved so much that it makes us feel satisfied that we are doing a good thing with these awards.”