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Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

Mahrez was chosen ahead of 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool`s Sadio Mane.

Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notable club absentees to feature in AFCON

Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notable club absentees to feature in AFCON

Ivory Coast prepare to defend a title they won in Equatorial Guinea two years ago by edging Ghana in a penalty shootout.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane in three-man African player shortlist

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane in three-man African player shortlist

Aubameyang`s victory last year ended Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure`s run of winning the trophy in four successive years.

Champions League Rd of 16: Deja vu in draw as Arsenal, PSG set to face Bayern Munich, Barcelona yet again

Champions League Rd of 16: Deja vu in draw as Arsenal, PSG set to face Bayern Munich, Barcelona yet again

The first leg of the ties that are drawn will be played on the dates of February 14,15, 21 and 22, with the return matches taking place on March 7,8, 14 and 15.

Champions League: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund vie for top spot, pride at stake as Bayern Munich host Atletico Madrid

Champions League: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund vie for top spot, pride at stake as Bayern Munich host Atletico Madrid

Dortmund are just one shy of matching the 20-goal group stage record, achieved by Manchester United and Real Madrid previously.

WATCH: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenges Usain Bolt to a race

WATCH: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenges Usain Bolt to a race

Aubameyang, 27, is often hailed as one of the fastest footballers and the French-born Gabonese once covered the 30m in just 3.7 seconds.

`Relaxed` Usain Bolt says final season for the fans

`Relaxed` Usain Bolt says final season for the fans

Meanwhile Bolt, who has often spoken of his desire to become a professional footballer, said he planned to do some training with top German club Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on African Footballer of the Year shortlist

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on African Footballer of the Year shortlist

The three finalists will be named in December before the award ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on Jan. 5.

UEFA Champions League GW 5: Spotlight on Cristiano Ronaldo as European action resumes — PREVIEW 1

UEFA Champions League GW 5: Spotlight on Cristiano Ronaldo as European action resumes — PREVIEW 1

We look ahead to Tuesday`s Champions League action as Cristiano Ronaldo goes back to first club Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur face a crunch trip to Monaco (kick-offs 1945 GMT unless stated):

Usain Bolt all set to train with Borussia Dortmund, confirms club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke

Usain Bolt all set to train with Borussia Dortmund, confirms club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke

Bolt is widely regarded as one of the greatest Olympians, where he completed a rare 'treble-treble' by winning Gold medals in 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100m relay at Rio.

Usain Bolt to Borussia Dortmund: World's fastest man to join German giants for training

Usain Bolt to Borussia Dortmund: World's fastest man to join German giants for training

Bolt has often stated his dream of playing football, preferably for Manchester United.

Champions League: Real Madrid, Leicester City must wait as Borussia Dortmund advance to knock-out stage

Champions League: Real Madrid, Leicester City must wait as Borussia Dortmund advance to knock-out stage

In Group F, 11-times champions Real Madrid were held 3-3 by Legia Warsaw despite a goal in the opening minute from Gareth Bale.

DFB Pokal: Holders Bayern Munich outmuscle Augsburg, Borussia Dortmund progress on penalties

DFB Pokal: Holders Bayern Munich outmuscle Augsburg, Borussia Dortmund progress on penalties

In total, seven top German league clubs exited at the second-round stage.

Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 to join Bayern Munich at the top of Bundesliga table

Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 to join Bayern Munich at the top of Bundesliga table

Dortmund are tied on 12 points with Bayern Munich, who take on Hamburg SV on Saturday.

Juergen Klopp advised Ilkay Guendogan to move to Premier League

Juergen Klopp advised Ilkay Guendogan to move to Premier League

The 25-year-old, who had a year remaining on his Dortmund contract, was City`s first signing after Spanish coach Pep Guardiola became the new boss at the Etihad.

Borussia Dortmund deny reports of Manchester City's EUR 70 million bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund deny reports of Manchester City's EUR 70 million bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The 27-year-old striker though has made clear his wish to join Real Madrid, should he quit the Bundesliga.

German giants Borussia Dortmund complete the signing of Andre Schuerrle from Wolfsburg

German giants Borussia Dortmund complete the signing of Andre Schuerrle from Wolfsburg

The 25-year-old Germany international joined Wolfsburg from Chelsea in February 2015.

Mario Goetze returns home: Germany's World Cup hero leaves Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund

Mario Goetze returns home: Germany's World Cup hero leaves Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund

Bayern`s new coach Carlo Ancelotti had hinted in recent weeks that he has told Goetze to find a new club.