The Senegalese footballer was named the African Men’s player of the year at the awards show in Egypt, where Asisat Oshoala was also declared the African Women’s player of the year.
The Liverpool striker defeated his teammate Mohammed Salah and Algerian player, Riyad Mahrez to win the coveted prize.
Mane was a part of the Senegalese team that made it to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. He finished the 2018/2019 season by winning the Champions League and Premier League Golden Boot award.
He also scored two goals in Liverpool’s UEFA Super Cup triumph over Chelsea and provided the assist for Roberto Firmino’s goal that won Liverpool the FIFA Club World Cup for the very first time.
It's official! ?
The African Player of the Year for 2?0?1?9? is #SadioMane
— CAF (@CAF_Online) January 7, 2020
Check out the full list of winners below:
African Player of the Year
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
African Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
African Interclubs Player of the Year
Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)
African Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)
African Men’s Coach of the Year
Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)
African Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
African Men’s National Team of the Year
African Women’s National Team of the Year
Federation of the Year
Egyptian Football Association
Kojovi Obilale (former Togolese goalkeeper)
CAF Fifpro Best XI
Goalkeeper: Andre Onana
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang