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Sadio Mane Named African Footballer Of The Year CAF Award 2022

Sadio Mane Named African Footballer Of The Year CAF Award 2022

Sadio Mane Named African Footballer Of The Year -Sadio Mane is the tenth player to have won the African Footballer of the Year honor multiple times.

The Confederation of African Football held its awards ceremony in Rabat, Morocco, on Thursday, and the Senegal skipper was declared the 2022 winner.

Less than 24 hours after making his Bayern debut in the United States, Mane was in Morocco to personally accept his prize.

Sadio Mane Named African Footballer Of The Year CAF Award 2022

Sadio Mane Named African Footballer Of The Year CAF Award 2022

Prior to former Liverpool teammate Mo Salah and Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, Mane received the most votes.

Last season, Salah was the standout player in the English Premier League, taking home the Golden Boot with 23 goals and leading the league in assists with 13.

But Mane, who departed Liverpool in June to join Bayern, defeated Salah twice in international competition.

In the February Africa Cup of Nations final and the March World Cup qualification play-off, Mane’s Senegal defeated Salah’s Egypt.

Along with helping Senegal succeed, Mendy was also instrumental in Chelsea’s February Club World Cup victory.

Since 2014, when Vincent Enyeama finished third in the voting for African Footballer of the Year, the 30-year-old goalkeeper is the first to place in the top three.

Mane is the sixth player to receive the award exactly twice in the history of the award. Salah, Didier Drogba, Roger Milla, Nwankwo Kanu, and El Hadji Diouf round out the group.

While Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto’o have each won the prize four times, George Weah and Abedi Pele have each won the prize three times.

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