Mane Crowned Africa’s Best As Senegal Dominate CAF Awards

Sadio Mane retained his Best Male African player gong at the glamorous 2022 CAF Awards on Thursday night in Morocco.

The new Bayern Munich signing was the last man to be crowned Africa’s best player back in 2019, and he on Thursday edged former Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah of Egypt and compatriot Edouard Mendy of Chelsea.

Sadio Mane

He helped Senegal win the 2021 AFCON and qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as well, not to mention an outstanding season at Liverpool where he won the FA Cup, League Cup, second in the League and Champions League runners up.

Mane’s achievement was one of the many that went to Senegal at the awards held at Mohamed VI Technical Centre in Rabat (Morocco).

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse. CAF media photo

Terranga Lions tacticain Aliou Cisse was named the Coach of the Year while Tottenham’s Senegalese youngster Pape Matar Sarr Young was also named the African Young Player of the Year.

Senegal was named the Best National Team of the Year.

L-R: CAF President Patrice Motsepe, Asisat Oshoala and Sadio mane

The Full List of Winners:

•Player of the Year (Men) – Sadio Mane (Senegal and Bayern Munich)

•Player of the Year (Women) – Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and FC Barcelona)

•Interclub Player of the Year (Women) – Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

•Interclub Player of the Year (Men) – Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)

•Young Player of the Year (Women) – Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

•Young Player of the Year (Men) – Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal and Tottenham Hotspur)

•Coach of the Year (Women) – Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

•Coach of the Year (Men) – Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

•Club of the Year (Women) – Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

•Club of the Year (Men) – Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

•National Team of the Year (Men) – Senegal

•Goal of the Year – Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)

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