Arsenal star Alex Iwobi backed to win African Player of the Year award
Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi is one of the frontrunners to win the African Footballer of the Year award, according to former Nigeria boss Sunday Oliseh.
The 20-year-old has been one of the Gunners’ leading stars this season and has cemented his place as a regular under Arsene Wenger.
Riyad Mahrez is the favourite to win the award for 2016 after winning the Premier League title with Leicester City, while his eye-catching displays also earned him the PFA Player of the Year award.
But Oliseh believes Iwobi should also be one of the players considered for Africa’s best player.
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