Cameroon international Karl Toko Ekambi has been voted African player of the year in the French league.

The Angers influential winger saw off stiff competition from world cup bound Wahbi Kharzi and Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore to land the coveted Marc Vivien Foe award.

The 25 year old is the first Cameroonian to win the award, which is named after the late indomitable lions midfielder who died after collapsing during the Confederations Cup in 2003.

Toko Ekambi has enhanced his reputation this term netting 17 goals for Angers to be the eighth highest scorer in Ligue 1.

He succeeds Ivory Coast’s Jean Michel Series who won the prize last year