Former Arsenal midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been voted the North Africa Player of the Year for 2020.
Bennacer has been a regular at the heart of midfielder under Stefano Pioli, usually alongside Franck Kessie.
The Algerian spent two years with Arsenal as a youngster but made only a single cup appearance before being allowed to depart for Empoli.
Once playing regularly in Italy he began to excel and joined Milan in 2019, though the 23-year-old has been linked with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain recently.
Bennacer beat out competition from Mahrez and Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech to win the 2020 award.