Sadio Mane beat Mendy and Mo Salah to win African footballer of the year (Video)
The Senegalese international and Bayern Munich striker have been officially crowned African footballer of the year
Mo Salah of Liverpool, Edouard Mendy of Chelsea and Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich were all shortlisted for CAF Men’s African footballer of the year award.
He secured the highest votes ahead of the Egyptian king Mo Salah, who happens to be his friend and former team mate and his countryman Edouard Mendy.
He truly worked and deserves this award. Sadio Mane carried the Senegalese team right from the start of Afcon2021 and finished splendidly
Sadio Mane in 2020 was crowned African footballer of the year after having a great season. When told he was “the king”, he said “no no no, I’m not a king” such humility from a top player.
He was asked same question tonight. ‘You sure you’re still not the king?” and he said “no I’m not a king”
Senegal picked several awards (5) at the CAFAwards2022
- Men’s Player of the Year
- Men’s Coach of the Year
- Men’s Young player of the Year
- Men’s National team of the Year
- Goal of the Year
It’s obvious after their tremendous efforts shown at the Afcon2021 in Cameroon months ago.
Sadio Mane is very proud of African football. He always says Afcon is the greatest league he’s ever played and Afcon trophy will continue to be his most cherished trophy.
Congratulations to him