Sadio Mane Beats Salah To Emerge African Player Of The Year

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Senegalese striker and Liverpool star won his first Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year honour.

The 27-year old beat his Liverpool teammate of Egypt who won the award the last two years, as well as Algeria’s (Manchester City).

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.”

Sadio Mane Beats Salah To Emerge African Player Of The Year
Sadio Mane

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.

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