Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango claimed the African Player of the Year - Based in Africa at the CAF Awards in Abuja, Nigeria.
Onyango beat club team-mate, Khama Billiat, to the prestigious award as the Zimbabwean attacking midfielder came in second place.
26-year-old Billiat was strongly tipped to win the award but the Ugandan shot stopper got the nod of approval instead.
Meanwhile, the 'keeper was also part of the Uganda national team that was awarded the National Team of the Year.
Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane was named the Coach of the Year while the Brazilians were also crowned as CAF's Africa Team of the Year.
With the PSL undertaking a lengthy festive season break - due to the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon - the Pretoria side are set to start training for the second-half of the campaign on January 18.
Mosimane will ready his charges for a tricky encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic on February 8 when the Premiership returns.
African Player of the Year
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
African Player of the Year - based in Africa
Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Women's Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)
Most promising talent
Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)
Young Player of the Year
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
Coach of the Year
Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Club of the Year
National team of the Year
Women's national team of the Year
Referee of the Year
Bakary Papa Gassama
CAF African XI for 2016:
Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Cote d'Ivoire & PSG), Aymen Abdenour (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric Bailly (Cote d'Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce Lomalisa (DRC &AS Vita)
Midfielders: Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe),Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)
Subs: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe), Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)