Morocco's Belhanda wins Ligue 1 African player award

AFP, Thursday 10 May 2012

Moroccan international playmaker Younes Belhanda was named African player of Ligue 1 on Thursday it was announced by Radio France International (RFI) and France 24 after a vote by journalists

Younes Belhanda

The 22-year-old - who succeeds Ivorian Gervinho for his performances when Lille won the title last season - has been outstanding this season for Montpellier, who are on the verge of landing their first ever title.

Belhanda edged out Marseille's Cameroon defender Nicolas Nkoulou and Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who plays for St-Etienne and was the joint top scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The award is known as the Marc-Vivien Foe prize in memory of the Cameroon international who died during a Confederations Cup match in Lyon in June 2003.


1. Younes Belhanda (Montpellier/MAR)

2. Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille/CMR)

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (St-Etienne/GAB)

4. Henri Bedimo (Montpellier/CMR)

5. Aymen Abdennour (Toulouse/TUN)

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