The 2016 Glo CAF awards took place at the International convention centre, Abuja on Thursday January 5th, 2017. It was an evening of dance, music and football which saw breathtaking performances from stars all across Africa including Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, Omawumi and Yemi Alade.

Algeria and Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez was named the African Footballer of the year. He beat last year’s winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane to the prize. Super Eagles and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho clinched the Most Promising Talent award, while Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi won the Young Player award. Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala also won the Women’s Player Award.

See the full list of winners below and exclusive images from the event:

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

Referee of the Year
Bakary Papa GASSAMA

Football Leader of the Year
Manuel LOPES NASCIMENTO, President of Guinea Bissau Football Federation

Legend Award
Laurent POKOU, Former player of Cote d’Ivoire
Emilienne MBANGO, Former player of Cameroon

Topmost Promoter of Football in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari