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Sadio Mane retains CAF African Player of the Year Award

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Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane
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Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has been named CAF's African Player of the Year for the second time in succession.

Mane has defended the crown he won in 2019 as the last two editions (2020, 2021) were canceled due to Covid 19.

At a ceremony staged in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday night, July 21, Sadio Mane beat off competition from fellow countryman Edouard Mendy and two-time winner of the award Mohamed Salah due to his stellar performance in the season under review.

The 30-year-old enjoyed a great campaign with his former club, Liverpool, during the 2021/22 season, which saw him end up with the FA Cup title.

The Senegal international during the year under review led his country to their first-ever AFCON triumph, beating Egypt to win the final.

Sadio Mane has emerged as the Most Valuable Player, of the tournament held in Cameroon where he also scored 3 goals.

He also played a key role for the Teranga Lions, guiding them to a World Cup slot.