Reigning African footballer of the year, Riyadh Mahrez, made a return for Leicester City in the English FA cup after a dreadful Nations cup exit. The Algerian wing wizard crushed out of the ongoing Nations cup with his Desert Foxes side in a woeful tournament for the North Africans.
The dribbling magician came off the bench against Derby County to force a 2-2 scoreline for Claudio Ranieiri’s men. An opening goal own goal from. Darren Bent handed the reigning English Champions a 0-1 lead before the former Tottenham Hotspur forward led the crusade in the turn around.
Ranieiri then handed his returning African a chance to change the fortunes of the club as 64th minute replacement for Shingi Okazakzi. The Algerian winger duly changed the colours with West Morgan sealing a last gasp equalizer in a 2-2 thriller .
Algeria crushed out of the 2017 Nation’s Cup with a two points under their belt.