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Sadio Mane named African Footballer of the Year ahead of Salah and Edouard Mendy

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Senegalese striker Sadio Mane has been awarded the best African player of the year.

The women’s category went to the Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala as she scooped the best player award.

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Originally tweeted by #CAFAwards2022 (@CAF_Online) on July 21, 2022.

Mane was a key figure in the Senegal team that defeated Salah-captained Egypt in the 2021/2022 Africa Cup of Nations final and in a 2022 World Cup play-off.

Both the African title decider in Cameroon and the Qatar eliminator in Senegal were won by the Teranga Lions after penalty shootouts.

Mane scored in each shootout while the outcome of the final was decided before Salah could take his kick, and he uncharacteristically blazed wide from the spot in the play-off.

The best goal was awarded to Pape Ousmane Sakho from Simba united Tanzania.

Best female coach of the year was Desire Ellis South African women National coach Banyana Banyana.

The best male coach of the year went to the Senegalese Aliou Cisse.

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