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Just In: Sadio Mane Named 2019 African Player of the Year





Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has won the 2019 African Player of the Year for the first time in his career.

Naija News reports that the Senegal international beat Riyad Mahrez and Mohammed Salah.

In 2019, Sadio Mane played 63 games, scored 35 goals, made 11 assists and won 3 trophies.

Salah and Mahrez did not attend the CAF’s awards gala on Tuesday.

Other male awards went to Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi, Algerian Youcef Belaili for African Interclubs Player of the Year and Algeria’s national team.

The award for the youth category was given to Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi of Borussia Dortmund.

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Female awardees included Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, South African coach Desiree Ellis, and Cameroon’s women national team.