Sadio Mane Wins African Player Of The Year At CAF Awards

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At the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony in Rabat, Morocco, Senegal’s Sadio Mane was named African Footballer of the Year for the second consecutive year.

After a memorable evening for the West African country, Senegal won five awards in a total of seven men’s categories. Mane’s win was one of them.

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In this year’s Africa Cup of Nations final, Senegal defeated Egypt in a shootout and won the trophy for the first time thanks to Mane’s game-winning penalty.

The prizes were reinstated after being halted for three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala also kept the prize she received in 2019.

Mane defeated former Liverpool teammate Salah, whose Egypt squad lost the final in February, as well as fellow countryman and Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.