OTHER Chancel Mbemba has been voted the league's best African player in the French Ligue 1. The former Anderlecht player was awarded the prize by Radio France Internationale (RFI) and France 24.
Chancel Mbemba broke through at Anderlecht in 2013 and quickly became an indispensable link in the purple and white discussion. His strong performances earned him a transfer to Newcastle United in 2015, after one title and two Supercups. There, however, the big break did not happen. After four seasons with FC Porto, the now 28-year-old central defender made the move last summer to Olympique Marseille where he was one of the absolute star players this season.
His strong performance at l'OM has now earned him the Marc-Vivien Foé Prize for the league's best African player. Mbemba beat Lens midfielder Seko Fofana and former Kortrijk striker Terem Moffi, who currently plays for OGC Nice.
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