Sadio Mane awarded African player of the year
Senegalese striker Sadio Mane has been awarded the best African player of the year.
The women’s category went to the Nigerian Asisat Oshoala.
Mane becomes the first Bayern Munich star to be voted African Player of the Year.
Mane was a key figure in the Senegal team that defeated Salah-captained Egypt in the 2021/2022 Africa Cup of Nations final and in a 2022 World Cup play-off.
Both the African title decider in Cameroon and the Qatar eliminator in Senegal were won by the Teranga Lions after penalty shootouts.
Mane scored in each shootout while the outcome of the final was decided before Salah could take his kick, and he uncharacteristically blazed wide from the spot in the play-off.
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