Fans reject Algerian Mahrez for Ballon d’Or contendership

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Football fans rubbished the suggestion that Algerian star Riyad Mahrez should be included as Ballon d’Or contender. This is after Mahrez successfully led his side to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations title on Friday.

The Desert Foxes won the AFCON title for the second time when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final.

This became the fifth trophy this year for the 28-year-old. With his club Manchester City, he lifted the Premier League, English FA Cup, English League Cup, English Super Cup before helping the Desert Foxes win the AFCON trophy for the second time.

And now that this year’s Ballon d’Or winner has not been announced, many have given various suggestions on who should be the possible contenders.

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Vigil Van Djik, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane among others are among those on the top list for the prestigious award.

But fans would not bear to hear Mahrez’s name being mentioned among the contenders;

Mahrez joined Manchester City in January 2018 from Leicester City on a five-year contract. He made his international debut on 31 May 2014 when he played for the Desert Foxes as a starter in a pre-World Cup friendly match against Armenia.

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