Sadio Mane Beats Salah To Emerge African Player Of The Year
Senegalese striker and Liverpool star Sadio Mane won his first Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year honour.
Celebrating his success at the event, he said, “I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award. It’s a big day for me.”
Mane scored 34 goals and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in 2019, according to CAF statistics.
In the youth category, Morocco and Borussia Dortmund defender, Achraf Hakimi, was crowned the African Youth Player Of The Year.
The 21-year-old beat Nigerian duo of Victor Osimhen (Lille) and Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal) to claim the prize.
The Egyptian Football Association won the Federation of the Year award.