Riyad Mahrez Ready to Tame Europe!
by The Savanna Griot1, South Africa · Sep 23, 2016 - 11:09
The Uefa Champions League, one of the most popular and most watched soccer tournaments in the world, has just kicked off for the 2016/17 period. New boys Leicester City already sit astride their Group G with a crucial 3-0 away win at Club Brugge! Out of the three goals scored by the clinical visitors, two came from the boot of our own son of the soil! So, is Europe ready to succumb to Mahrez magic!Now let us take a look at some of the amazing talents participating in this prestigious tourney that hail from our majestic continent of Africa. In this article we profile the Leicester kingpin, undoubtedly one of the greatest soccer talents to emerge out of this land.
Last season, Leicester – virtually unknown and harmless minnows of the English Champions League, went on a giant-killing spree to claim the English League Championship. After taming the Barclays PSL teams, Leicester is now ready to topple the continent of Europe! At the heart of this well-oiled soccer machine is the immensely skilled, hard-running, irrepressible Mahrez!
The Sarcelles-born star, whose father was Algerian and mother is Moroccan , heralds an impeccable pace, uncanny dribbling talent, hails from very humble beginnings that saw him turn out for French soccer sides AAS Sarcelles, Quimper and Le Havre for almost a decade.
In January 2014 he moved to the English Premier league where he currently is. The mesmerising winger has had an awesome 2015/2016 season , scooping the Algerian Footballer of the Year, the PFA Players' Player of the Year, and featured in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year as well as helping Leicester City win the Premier League.
Touted by many as the ‘next Zinedine Zidane’, Riyad, has been the architect of many the downfall of many high profile teams in England. Now that Britain has been tamed by Mahrez’s soccer boot, we all await to see how Riyadh is going to bring the European soccer clubs extravaganza under his feet. Good luck Mahrez, you do us proud! We all look forward to seeing Europe succumb to your all-conquering boot.
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