Sadio Mane has claimed his first CAF African Player of the Year award, holding off competition from Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez.
Mane was a standout player as Liverpool went all the way in the 2018-19 Champions League, while he has also enjoyed a strong start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.
The Senegal international placed in the top three in each of the previous three years, finishing runner-up to Salah in 2017 and 2018, and third in 2016, when Mahrez came first.
Winners of #CAFAwards2019
Men’s Player of the Year: Sadio Mane
African Women’s Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala
African Interclubs Player of the Year: Youcef Belaili
African Youth Player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi
Women’s African Coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis
Men’s African Coach of the Year: Djamel Belmadi
The Women’s National Team of the Year: Cameroon
African Men’s Team of the Year: Algeria
Best African Goal of the Year: Riyad Mahrez
Federation of the Year award: The Egyptian Football Association
African Club President of the Year: Moise Katumbi
By FARPost Reporter