Senegalese Sadio Mané, Bayern Munich striker, was named best African player of the year 2022 during the CAF Awards ceremony organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Thursday, July 21 in Rabat, Morocco.
Mané had already won this prize in 2019 while playing at Liverpool. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the distinction was not awarded in 2020 and 2021. Sadio Mané, 30, was one of the architects of Senegal’s coronation at the African Cup of Nations (CAN), in February 2022. He notably scored the decisive shot on goal in the final against Egypt.
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Transferred this summer to the Bavarian club, the Senegalese was present at the award ceremony, the day after a friendly match win 6 to 2 by his new team in Washington against DC United and during which he scored a goal from the penalty spot. He edged out his ex-Liverpool strike partner and CAN runner-up Egyptian Mohamed Salah and fellow Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy.
Senegal coach Aliou Cissé won the African Coach of the Year award. The Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, who plays for a club in Barcelona, has for her part been designated, for the fifth time, an African player of the year.