BREAKING NEWS: SADIO MANÉ is winner of the CAF Player of the Year award!

BREAKING NEWS: SADIO MANÉ is winner of the CAF Player of the Year award!

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by N Melo
July 21, 2022 0

BREAKING NEWS: SADIO MANÉ is winner of the CAF Player of the Year award!

The Senegalese had an outstanding year, leading his nation to their first-ever AFCON title, and helping them book a place at the World Cup.

Sadio Mane has become the 10th player to win the African Footballer of the Year award more than once.

The Senegal captain was announced as the 2022 winner at the Confederation of African Football’s awards ceremony in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday.

Mane was in Morocco to collect his award in person, less than 24 hours after making his Bayern debut in the United States.

Mane topped the vote ahead of former Liverpool teammate Mo Salah and Chelsea’s Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Salah was the standout player in England’s Premier League last season, winning the Golden Boot with 23 goals and topping the assists chart with 13.

But Mane, who left Liverpool to sign for Bayern in June, twice got the better of Salah at international level.

Mane’s Senegal beat Salah’s Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations final in February and then again in a World Cup qualification play-off in March.

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