Moroccan forward Soufiane Rahimi won the CAF Golden Ball as the best player of the 2020 African Nations Championship held in Cameroon.
Rahimi was voted man of the match on three occasions throughout the tournament but had a rather quiet night in the final against Mali at the Stade Ahamadou Ahidjo Stadium.
The left footed forward sustained his peak form for an extended period and was as exciting on the eye with his technic and brilliant left foot.
Rahimi scored a double against Uganda Cranes in their final Group C game, he also set the Atlas Lions on their way to victory over Zambia in the semi-finals with a goal inside the first minute.
He also put up an incredible performance as they comfortably stepped past hosts Cameroon in the semi-finals with another brace.
The 24-year-old Raja Casablanca forward also emerged as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals in six games, two ahead of Guinea’s Yakhouba Gnagna Barry.
His performances make his accomplishment in Cameroon worthwhile in a tournament which still featured a host of star names.
Elsewhere, the Golden Glove award for the tournament’s outstanding goalkeeper went to Morocco’s Anas Zniti who kept four clean sheets, joint level with Mali’s Djigui Diarra.
Mali who finished runners up for the second time in the tournament was given the fair play award.