Senegal’s Sadio Mane has been crowned CAF African Player of the Year for 2019, with teammate Mohamed Salah finishing in the top three.
The Liverpool pair Mane and Salah were named in the final three for the award alongside Man City‘s Riyad Mahrez.
The African Player of the Year for 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ is #SadioMane
What an achievement for the Senegalese winger! #CAFAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/BwFBBxFBR1
— #CAFAwards2019 (@CAF_Online) January 7, 2020
Mane clinched the award, which took place in Cairo, Egypt, for the first time having finished second in the last two editions while coming third in 2016.
Congratulations #SadioMane, African Men’s Player of the Year
@LFC | @FootballSenegal #CAFAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/vtKxoRvHf1
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 7, 2020
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Interestingly, Mane has proven to be an important squad member to Liverpool’s Champions League, Super Cup, Club World Cup and recent Premier League success.
In 2019, the Teranga Lions captain was named Premier League‘s joint-highest goalscorer, with the duo of Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 22, while he hauled 31 goals across all competitions for the Reds in 2019.
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