Moroccan Wins Marc Vivian Foe Award

A Moroccan mid-fielder, Sofiane Boufal, emerged winner of the 2016 edition of Marc-Vivian Foe yearly award for the best African player in the French football league 2015/2016 season.

Sofiane Boufal success comes after that of last year’s winner Ghanaian Andre Ayew.

After scoring 11 goals and offering five assists for French Division One side, Lille, the 29-year-old Moroccan won the Foe Award

Boufal’s performance was crucial to his side obtaining a spot for the 2017 UEFA Europa event.

Cheikh N’Doye a Senegalese mid-fielde, came second and was followed in the third place by Algerian winger Rachid Ghezzal playing for Lyon finished.

Benjamin Moukandjo, a Cameroon striker, who was preselected amongst the 11 did not make it to final list with a record of 12 goals in 25 for French club Lorient FC.

The award in memory of Foe, was initiated in 2009 by RFI, the Foe Award has since 2011 been jointly given out by France 24 and RFI.

The award was named after a Cameroonian player who died during a match in Lyon’s Stade de Gerland on June 26, 2003 nut so  far, no Cameroonian footballer has won this title since its inception.

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Author: achablah

I am a Student Journalist in the University of Buea

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